Importance of Sig Figs

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syun3c
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Importance of Sig Figs

Postby syun3c » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:42 pm

I had Professor Li last quarter and she didn't emphasize sig figs all that much. Will points be docked if we have the incorrect number of sig figs?

MichelleCarter_1F
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Re: Importance of Sig Figs

Postby MichelleCarter_1F » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:14 pm

hey! I had Lavelle last quarter, and it depends on your TA. My TA said that he looks more for units than sig figs, but that sig figs are still important. In general, just check sig figs to make sure you aren't docked points. :)

Katelyn Li 2J
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Re: Importance of Sig Figs

Postby Katelyn Li 2J » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:10 pm

I had Dr. Lavelle last quarter as well and I remember the scoring for questions usually had 1 point specifically for correct sig figs.


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