A measured value has little or no true meaning and thus, it is useless, unless the figures (digits) in that value were deemed to be significant and the significant figures were properly determined and reported. Deciding the appropriate number of significant figures for the reporting of numerical data is not an obvious or easy task.
The Polymer Primer is an overview of polymer chemistry and engineering. It is one hundred pages in overall length, and introduces the student to both the chemical and engineering aspects of polymer science. It includes common polymerization approaches, polymer properties, terminology, and applications.