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What does this notation mean ?

  1. Feb 24, 2012 #1
    What does this "(12)" represent in the number 0. (12)22293 93645 534? what does this bracket say ??
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    welcome to pf!

    hi vineel49! welcome to pf! :wink:
    what is the context? where did you find this?
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 #3
    I've seen it used to indicate a repeating decimal, for example

    0.123(4) means 0.123444444444...

    But I've never seen that notation used in the way you indicated. What was the context?
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 #4
    well, I figured it out. It means there are 12 zeros after the decimal point. I found this number in the "zeros and weight factors table for HERMITE POLYNOMIAL".
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 #5

    pwsnafu

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    :surprised

    We have scientific notation for that.
     
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