Exp1 - Exp#1 Estimating The Volume Of An Acrylic Block Overview This lab is a simple exercise in measurement principles combined with a first

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Exp#1: Estimating The Volume Of An Acrylic Block Overview This lab is a simple exercise in measurement principles, combined with a first practice in uncertainty analysis. An acrylic block has been machined using a laser cutter, driven by a solid modeling program, to produce a rectangular parallelepiped (it’s actually a cuboid) with a cylindrical cutout in the center. The basic idea is to measure the volume of the object through careful use of the available instrumentation, taking enough measurements so that a measurement uncertainty can be calculated. Estimate the volume of the object, and compare it with the prescribed volume calculated from the solid modeling program. Make a simple statement about whether the estimates are the same, or different. Procedure 1. Work out how to use the digital caliper and the micrometer. The latter requires the reading of a vernier scale for the last digit. If you get lost, then see if you can work it out from scratch, starting with an object of zero length. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2009 for the course AME 341AL taught by Professor Pottebaum during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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