# Tag Archives: physics

# Precision matters

Explanation:

Suzette is asking why she can’t simplify her calculations by rounding the acceleration due to gravity (usually approximated as 9.8 m/s²) to a more convenient 10 m/s². Einstein responds that precision is crucial. In physics and other scientific disciplines, even small deviations from accurate values can lead to significant errors in calculations and experiments. Using precise values ensures reliability and accuracy in results, which is essential for scientific integrity. Thus, while rounding might seem easier, it can compromise the quality and correctness of the work.