2MAT 105 SPRING 2009Scientific NotationA number in scientific notation is expressed in the formwhere and k is an ____________.Examples:The speed of light is approximately 186,000 mi/s.The diameter of a typical individual fiber in a fiber optic communications cable is approximately m.
3To change a number in standard (ordinary) notation to scientific notation: Move the decimal point so that only ONE non-zero digit is to the left of it. This digit isThe number of places the decimal point was moved is k, the power of ten.If the decimal point is moved to the left, then k is a ______________ integer.If the decimal point is moved to the right, then k is a ______________ integer.Write the number in the form
4Operations Involving Scientific Notation First express the numbers in scientific notation, and then divide by hand. Give final answer in scientific notation.
5Engineering NotationA number in engineering notation is expressed in the form where and k is a ____________________________________.E.g. Write each number in engineering notation.