Sig Figs

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Mona El Masri 1F
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Sig Figs

Postby Mona El Masri 1F » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 pm

If we were to mess up on sig figs, do we get a lot of points taken off? I had a different chem professor for 14A and sig figs were insignificant.

Jesse Kuehn 1B
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Jesse Kuehn 1B » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:59 pm

I also had a different professor so I'm not 100% sure but I have heard you cannot miss more than 2 points per test due to sig figs but they are graded so it is good to know.

Eva Guillory 2E
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Eva Guillory 2E » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 pm

I doubt you would get a whole lot of points taken off, but I know Professor Lavelle posted a resource on the class website going over sig fig rules if you want to brush up on them.

Jennifer Su 2L
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Re: Sig Figs

Postby Jennifer Su 2L » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:07 pm

My TA said he will be lenient on the first test in regards to significant figures, but it probably depends on how your TA grades. Lavelle posted two links under "Math Assistance" on his website about significant figures that you can review.
https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... OUT_SF.pdf


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