Scientific Notation

One can enter and compute numbers in scientific notation. For example, Avogadro's number is usually given as . To enter Avogadro's number, first type the decimal part, 6.02, then press the EE key (first column of keys, third key from the bottom, above the STO key), then type the exponent. Hence, the keystroke sequence to enter Avogadro's number is


Note that although the key for scientific notation is labeled EE, only a single E is pasted into the entry line. Think of the calculator notation, 6.02E23, as 6.02 times 10 with an Exponent of 23.

One can compute with numbers entered in scientific notation. For example,