What does a negative exponent in front of number mean?
Example: sin ^-1 (0.53)
This is a problem involving refraction of light through two mediums such as water and air applying Snell's Law.
What does a negative exponent in front of number mean?
Example: sin ^-1 (0.53)
This is a problem involving refraction of light through two mediums such as water and air applying Snell's Law.
In general, it means an inverse (or when dealing with numbers, a reciprocal).
In this particular example, though, . It must be emphasized that .