Scientific notation is a formal method of notating findings in the various scientific disciplines. The notation is 'shorthand' for scientists, virtually self explanatory, but it's also a vitally important method of presentation of data for evaluation. This is the equivalent of 'show your working' in maths, a clear logical process of presenting information in an logical ordered sequence. Technical writers are often employed writing up scientific data for publication, to ensure the data is properly presented and holistic.
Examples of Scientific Notation:
|Common usage: The notation left a lot to be desired. E=mc what, again? |
Professional usage: Fortunately, the notation found the error before the paper was published.