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Use of sigfigs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:42 pm
by Maria Zamarripa 1L
Do we have to keep sig figs in mind in all of the questions we solve?

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:48 pm
by yazminedesan1F
I would just in case it states otherwise

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:08 pm
by Shimran Kumar 1C
Remember to only take the sigfig at the end for better accuracy. Keep the full values until you have solved the problem, and then take the sigfig of that final value.

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:13 pm
by Nandhini_2K
We have to use sig figs to our final answer to every problem and the right units.

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:28 pm
by Jennifer Tuell 1B
Sig Figs are important, but I would argue that making sure you have the right units is also important. Especially when using the speed of light and disproving certain ideas like that an electron is drawn into the nucleus, correct significant figures are essential.

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:50 pm
by Samantha Draghi 1L
He said not to get hung up on sig figs during all of your equations but I think it is useful to be conscious of your use of them so that your answers are not too vague or too long

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:03 pm
by danielruiz1G
Sig figs are used to make sure your answers are accurate and remember that it depends if you are multiplying/dividing or adding/ subtracting that you either use the least amount of sig figs when you add and subtract or use the least amount decimal places when mult. / dividing.

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:49 pm
by Jocelyn1B
Do we need to use sig figs for test number 2?

Re: Use of sigfigs

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:58 pm
by EllenRenskoff-1C
I believe that we will need to use correct sig figs for the midterm, and that the deduction for not using correct sig figs would be the same as for not putting units in our answer.