Express each number in scientific notation.

(a) 0.000000001 s (time it takes light to travel 1 ft)

(b) 0 .143 s (time it takes light to travel around the world)

(c) 0.000000000001 s (time it takes a chemical bond to undergo one vibration)

(d) 0 .000001 m (approximate size of a dust particle)

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Scientific notation (also referred to as standard form or standard index form) is a way of expressing numbers that are too big or too small to be conveniently written in decimal form. It is commonly used by scientists, mathematicians and engineers, in part because it can simplify certain arithmetic operations.

(a) 0.000000001 s (time it...