|student complain about precision||topic started 5/24/2006; 6:00:56 PM
last post 5/30/2006; 11:35:07 AM
|John Jones - Re: student complain about precision
5/30/2006; 11:35:07 AM (reads: 752, responses: 0)
This isn't really something which changes from problem to problem. I would have the TAs stress to students that to be safe, they need to have the first 5 non-zero digits of the number correct. Sometimes you get away with a little less, but if they want to be safe, give 5 significant digits.