How Aric Sigman distorts the scientific evidence to mislead you.
This is ricockulous, this is not how the paper was presented in the media, it is not what people were expecting, and it’s not what I’d expect from any opinion piece in anything approaching a scientific journal. In fact, this way madness lies ...
Happy e Day. What is e?
How many would say it is the irrational number e also known Euler’s number. I suspect that even many students would say that “e” is the scientific notation letter as in 1.3e4 = 1.3 x 10 4. Sadly, students still sometimes write scientific notation on ...
The Infinite Variety of Wrong Answers
The calculation in question involved multiplying three numbers that were in scientific notation, and dividing by the product of two other numbers in scientific notation, which is how he ended up with all his answers off by a factor of 10…) The infinite ...
The Golden Rules Of Error Analysis
One would think that any undergraduate in any scientific field knows the basics ... INSIST on the plus/minus notation. It forces people to think one tiny step further. I explained such many times. I realize now that my efforts back-fired.
TTR: What every 8th-grader knows, w/poll
Exponents, the "powers" of numbers can indicate a rapidly growing value or one that is diminishing, are used in scientific notation to show both very large and very small numbers as well as growth and decay problems. Simple equations are used to show that ...