I have a confusion over converting this scientific notation into real world figure. What I know is 1.5e3 = 1,500. Zero comes before 8 (08) confuse me. I assume:

1e+11N/m^2 = 10^11

2.39689e+08N/m^2 = 2.3968 x 10^8

Yup

What is the reason zero before 8 and no zero before 11?

Leading Zeros.

0000100

=000100

=00100

=0100

=100

Just like trailing Zeros.

100.0

100.00

100.000

100.0000

Who gives a fudgesicle?

Some systems like to reserve 2 digits for the exponent. There is the expectation that 3 will never be necessary in terrestrial analysis.

Thanks

Maha Nadarasa wrote: 1e+11N/m^2 = 10^11

Maha Nadarasa wrote:

1e+11

is

1.0e+11

not

10e+11 (oops, 1x10^11, my mistake)

J. Mather wrote: Maha Nadarasa wrote: 1e+11N/m^2 = 10^11 1e+11is1.0e+11not10e+11

J. Mather wrote:

10e+11

He didn't write 10e11. He wrote 10^11. Which is correct.

Who gives a fudgesicle?

Some systems like to reserve 2 digits for the exponent. There is the expectation that 3 will never be necessary in terrestrial analysis.