Uncertainty-in-measurement

Uncertainty-in-measurement - accurate or correct. Accurate...

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Uncertainty in measurement : No matter the measuring tool, there will always be some uncertainty/error in the measurement. Both the tool and its user will add their own uncertainty to the measurement . Reliability of measurement: Accuracy - refers to how close a measurement is to the true accepted value of the quantity. Precision - refers to how close a set of measurements are to one another, regardless of whether they are
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Unformatted text preview: accurate or correct. Accurate Think of it like this where the true/accepted value is the center Experimental error- the comparison of an experimental value to the accepted/ true value. This calcuation is used to determine how well your experimental measurements are done. % error = experimental value accepted value accepted value...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Spring '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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