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 Name: Accuracy, Precision, and Significant Figures ID: m42120 Language: English (en) Summary: Determine the appropriate number of significant figures in both addition and subtraction, as well as multiplication and division calculations. Calculate the percent uncertainty of a measurement. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: Accuracy, Percent uncertainty, Precision, Significant figures, Uncertainty License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.7 (history) First publication date: Dec 28, 2011 11:46 am +0000 Last revision to module: Jul 19, 2012 3:10 pm +0000

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 Version: 1.7 Jul 19, 2012 3:10 pm +0000 by Changes: W&N solutions manual pass Version: 1.6 Jun 20, 2012 9:32 am +0000 by Changes: post W&N QA Version: 1.5 Jun 13, 2012 12:59 pm +0000 by Changes: Review changes Version: 1.4 May 22, 2012 10:40 am +0000 by Changes: added missing PhET simulation Version: 1.3 Mar 30, 2012 5:04 pm +0000 by Changes: space fix Version: 1.2 Mar 30, 2012 12:59 pm +0000 by Changes: initial content publication Version: 1.1 Dec 28, 2011 11:47 am +0000 by Changes: Created module

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