#### Scientific Notation Vocabulary

scientific notation

a way of expressing a number as the product of a factor and an integer power of 10

coefficient

first number in scientific notation expression; must be greater than one and less than 10

exponential form

number of times the base occurs as a factor

base

the number that gets multiplied repeatedly when a numeral is written in exponential form

exponent

number that tells how many times the base will be repeatedly multiplied