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written by Wolfgang Bauer
This Java applet is a game designed to provide practice in significant figures for beginners. Users view a number and must determine the number of significant figures. Scores are automatically tallied, with short explanations given for incorrect responses.  

This item is part of a larger collection of physics applets.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
= Error
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Game
= Problem/Problem Set
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 1999 W. Bauer
error, measurement, significant digits, significant figures
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W. Bauer, (1999), WWW Document, (
W. Bauer, The Applet Collection: Significant Figures, (1999), <>.
APA Format
Bauer, W. (2004, March 10). The Applet Collection: Significant Figures. Retrieved July 29, 2016, from
Chicago Format
Bauer, Wolfgang. The Applet Collection: Significant Figures. March 10, 2004. (accessed 29 July 2016).
MLA Format
Bauer, Wolfgang. The Applet Collection: Significant Figures. 1999. 10 Mar. 2004. 29 July 2016 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Wolfgang Bauer", Title = {The Applet Collection: Significant Figures}, Volume = {2016}, Number = {29 July 2016}, Month = {March 10, 2004}, Year = {1999} }
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