Best answer:
Several possible answers here:
a) so what? The amount of digits in any chosen representation really doesn't matter, since scientists rarely use pencil and paper when dealing with numbers (equations yes - numbers no)
b) c² and other values usually are only transformed int a numerical representation in the...
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Best answer: Several possible answers here:
a) so what? The amount of digits in any chosen representation really doesn't matter, since scientists rarely use pencil and paper when dealing with numbers (equations yes - numbers no)
b) c² and other values usually are only transformed int a numerical representation in the absolutely last step, i.e. when you actually need to get the number(s) from your calculation to compare it against an experimental result
c) most of the scientists who deal with c² are particle physicists - and this crazy bunch usually uses a cgs (centimeter-gram-second) unit system (specifically, the Heaviside-Lorentz-System,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz%E2... ) instead of the mks (meter-kilogram-second) unit system. In the former, they usually also make a few (perfectly valid) substitutions with the effect of normalizing c (and a few other unwieldy numbers) to 1. Of course, this leads to some other unwieldy numbers to become even more unwieldy, but those are rarely used...