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Question on trailing zeros

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39976] Question on trailing zeros
  • From: carlos at colorado.edu (Carlos Felippa)
  • Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 03:04:32 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

sol=SetPrecision[NSolve[-3-6*g5+21*g5^2+28*g5^3==0,g5],64];
g5roots=g5/.sol; Print[g5roots];

{-0.8540119518537006015890256094280630350112915039062500000000000000,
 -0.3059924679232961519659284022054634988307952880859375000000000000,
  0.4100044197769967535549540116335265338420867919921875000000000000}

What is the meaning of those zeros at the end of the display?
Noise digits?


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