Scientific Notation of ZeroDate: 09/09/2002 at 17:12:12 From: Tim Subject: Scientific notation of zero What is the scientic notation of zero? Is it 0 x 10^0? How can that be? Zero isn't between 1 and 10 and it will never be by moving the decimal. Does that mean there is no scientific notation for zero? Thanks, Tim Date: 09/10/2002 at 07:04:02 From: Doctor Floor Subject: Re: Scientific notation of zero Hi, Tim, Good question! There is no unique scientific notation of zero. It may be 0x10^0, 0x10^1, or 0*x0^n for whatever integer n. See also, from Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: Scientific Notation http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ScientificNotation.html If you have more questions, just write back. Best regards, - Doctor Floor, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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