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ASTM E29-06b

Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications E0029-06B ASTM|E0029-06B|en-US Standard Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications Standard new BOS Vol. 14.01 Committee E11
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Abstract

This practice is intended to assist the various technical committees in the use of uniform methods of indicating the number of digits which are to be considered significant in specification limits, for example, specified maximum values and specified minimum values. Its aim is to outline methods which should aid in clarifying the intended meaning of specification limits with which observed values or calculated test results are compared in determining conformance with specifications. Two commonly accepted methods of rounding data, identified as the absolute method and the rounding method are described. The guidelines for retaining significant figures in calculation and reporting of test results are presented in details.

Scope

1.1 This practice is intended to assist the various technical committees in the use of uniform methods of indicating the number of digits which are to be considered significant in specification limits, for example, specified maximum values and specified minimum values. Its aim is to outline methods which should aid in clarifying the intended meaning of specification limits with which observed values or calculated test results are compared in determining conformance with specifications.

1.2 This practice is intended to be used in determining conformance with specifications when the applicable ASTM specifications or standards make direct reference to this practice.

1.3 Reference to this practice is valid only when a choice of method has been indicated, that is, either absolute method or rounding method.

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Book of Standards Volume: 14.01
Developed by Subcommittee: E11.30
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/E0029-06B
ICS Code: 17.020; 19.020