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Increasing number of decimal places in Manipulate input

I've made a Manipulate app. in Mathematica where I vary the value of a function f(a) by varying the parameter a. However, I seem to only be able to edit my input for a for a value up to 5 decimal ...
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Cannot Get Numerical Results to Match

I try this numerical summation (in two parts) ...
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Understanding differences between Maple and Mathematica in examples picked by Maplesoft

I am reading the document "How Maple Compares to Mathematica" found at http://www.maplesoft.com/products/maple/compare/HowMapleComparestoMathematica.pdf. On page 15 there is an example where ...
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Law of Cosines to determine angle change along spiral

The Spiral I'm trying to place circles along the outside of an Archimedean spiral. Shown below: ...
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SetAccuracy behavior

I'm puzzled by the output I get from SetAccuracy. According to the documentation, when SetAccuracy is used to increase the ...
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Could the PrecisionGoal for NDSolve be a negative number?

The help of Mathematica doesn't say so much about the PrecisionGoal for NDSolve, and I never considered much about it even after ...