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Posted on 2003-11-06

Hi

I want to know how to interpret the e notation in floating point computer arithmetic..

How many seconds is this number : 1.39683e-006

and this number ? 3.43409e-009. This seems to be 3.43409 nanosends .. but how do you convert ?

Which is bigger ?

Thanks

Ashay

I want to know how to interpret the e notation in floating point computer arithmetic..

How many seconds is this number : 1.39683e-006

and this number ? 3.43409e-009. This seems to be 3.43409 nanosends .. but how do you convert ?

Which is bigger ?

Thanks

Ashay

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1.39683e-006 = 1.39683 * (10)^(-6) = 0,00000139683

3.43409e-009 = 3.43409 * (10)^(-9) = 0,00000000343409

Hope this helps

Tincho

.0012

tinchos is correct, and to answer you second question, 1.39683e-006 is LARGER than 3.43409e-009

e-003 is MILLI, e-006 is MICRO, e-009 is NANO

This is common known as SCIENTIFIC notation.

AW

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