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What's Significant about a Digit?

by David A. Smith (Duke University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 1989

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Functions | Numbers and Computation
Applicable Course(s): 2.5 Intro Math Modeling | 3.0 Calculus | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 3.4 Non-mainstream Calc I | 4.17 Numerical Analysis

A discussion of significant digits for use in elementary calculus

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