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Scientific notation

5 videos
2 skills
Scientists and engineers often have to deal with super huge (like 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) and super small numbers (like 0.0000000000532) . How can they do this without tiring their hands out? How can they look at a number and understand how large or small it is without counting the digits? The answer is to use scientific notation. If you come to this tutorial with a basic understanding of positive and negative exponents, it should leave you with a new appreciation for representing really huge and really small numbers!

Introduction to scientific notation

VIDEO 20:48 minutes
Introduction to scientific notation. An in-depth discussion about why and how scientific notation is used.

Scientific notation

VIDEO 11:26 minutes
Scientific Notation

Scientific notation intuition

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Move a decimal point to express a number in scientific notation.

Scientific notation examples

VIDEO 12:49 minutes
More scientific notation examples

Scientific notation I

VIDEO 4:12 minutes
Scientific Notation I

Scientific notation example 2

VIDEO 5:23 minutes
Scientific Notation 2

Scientific notation

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Express a number in scientific notation.