[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)


> 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.


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