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Method of measurements
Physical Quantity Method of measurement
Length Length of book:
Tickness of glass:
Diameter of a metal:
Triple beam balance, spring balance
Stop watch, stop clock
Thermometer
Ammeter
Protractor
Measuring cylinder, measuring beaker
Manometer
Voltmeter
Wheatstone bridge, multi-meter

Significant numbers
a) 3.1536759
i) 4 significant digits:____________
ii) 3 significant digits:____________
b) 0.0000273891
i) 4 significant digits:____________
ii) 3 significant digits:____________
c) 65789372
i) 4 significant digits:____________
ii) 3 significant digits:____________
Zero digits
The zero digits for the numbers are considered in the table:
Number Number of decimal places Number of significant digits
0.000426
426000
426.000
426.003

Measuring
instrument
Smallest division Sensitivity
Length
measurement
Measuring tape 0.1 cm
Metre rule
Vernier calipers medium
Micrometer
screw gauge
0.01 mm
Time
measurement
Analogue
stopwatch
low
Digital
stopwatch