I wouldn't say sig figs are super important in physics events... I wouldn't take off points for them, and the only tests that have very explicitly stated they would. I think there's a different mentality between chem and physics for sig figs.
Seconded. I tell students to just use a reasonable number of decimal places. But some event supervisors are more picky.
I believe it's national policy to account for sig figs (i.e. https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... 120512.pdf
)...regardless of personal decisions / instructions, please be aware when posting (as some people overgeneralize what's said on forums). It says that B events are handled differently, but nonetheless posting just in case >.>.
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