MATH - SCIENCE INTEGRATION

bullet1 SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

bullet2 What is Scientific Notation?

Scientific Notation is a another way of writing numbers.  It allows scientists to express very large or very small numbers in an easier way.  It also makes calculating these numbers easier.



bullet3 Definition

Scientific notation is a value written as a simple number multiplied by a power of ten.

Correct scientific notation has a coefficient that is less than 10 and greater than or equal to 1. That coefficient is then multiplied by a power of ten.
EXAMPLE:  4.6 x 104 meters