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ScientificForm

FilledSmallSquare ScientificForm[expr] prints with all real numbers in expr given in scientific notation.

FilledSmallSquare ScientificForm[expr, n] prints with numbers given to n-digit precision.

FilledSmallSquare ScientificForm takes the same options as NumberForm, but uses a different default function for ExponentFunction.

FilledSmallSquare You can mix ScientificForm and BaseForm.

FilledSmallSquare ScientificForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 2.9.7.

FilledSmallSquare See also: EngineeringForm, NumberForm.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 1.

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