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    Rading value on chart

    How I can read this :

    5e-05

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    Re: Rading value on chart

    Quote Originally Posted by souky101 View Post
    How I can read this :

    5e-05

    Thanks for help.
    looks like an exponential notation ... the zero prior to the five, "05", looks strange.

    5E-5 is scientific notation for $5 \times 10^{-5}$ on my calculator.

    Where did this notation come from?
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    Re: Rading value on chart

    That is true.
    That means "e" refers to base 10.
    Zero prior to five is ok, because the scale has divisions marked 05 ,15, 25,35,......etc.

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    Re: Rading value on chart

    n It is more common to use 'E" rather than "e" for this notation, to avoid confusion with Euler's constant.
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