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Re: [Phys-l] Sig figs

Curiously, the machinist at UCSC Natural sciences specified thus: e.g. 1. " +0.001; -0.002, but then he worked for physicists who knew (know) about "uncertainty".

bc remembers the majority worked at or subcontracted for SLAC.

On 2010, Oct 14, , at 09:40, Jack Uretsky wrote:

Hi all-
I don't know about chemistry, but I learned as an engineer that the difference between telling a machinist that the dimension you want
is 1.011", as opposed to 1.0", may be a big part of your annual budget.