scientific notation

a) a method of writing, or of displaying real numbers as a decimal number between 1 and 10 followed by an integer power of 10

The number 0.00236 is written in scientific notation as 2.36x10 or as 2.36E-3.

b) an alternative format of such a decimal number immediately followed by E and an integer

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