What's a quick and useful reference, either in print or online, for writing numbers and reporting measurements in scientific texts? Something I could distribute to all new students, which would cover things they should be taught but do not always know, like:
- how to write big/small numbers in scientific form (1.78 10–12), including proper spacing?
- how to write units of measurement, in text and in abbreviated form? includes: when do you capitalize units, when do you pluralize them, etc.
- how to properly report significant figures, etc.
- when do you write variables in italics/roman/bold/underline?