[time-nuts] 10E-12
Chris Cheney
chris.cheney at tesco.net
Thu May 8 04:28:06 EDT 2008
> > What is the difference between 1E-12, 10E-12, and 10^-12?
>
> E means raised to the power of ten.
E means "times ten raised to the power" (as, indeed, it says in the
wikipedia reference below) which is not the same thing as "raised to the
power of ten".
> x E y is shorthand for X * 10^y.
>
> (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_notation#E_notation)
Right.
> 1E-12 and 10^-12 are the same number, specifically 1,000,000,000,000.
You mean, of course, 1/1,000,000,000,000
> 10E-12 is one order of magnitude (ten times) larger.
(... than 1E-12) - correct.
Chris
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