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DS4PropofErrorWithUncertainties053

DS4PropofErrorWithUncertainties053 - Propagation of Error...

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Propagation of Error using Imprecision/Uncertainties Discussion Section, DS4 For the discussion section, when you must show a propagation of error for your main calculation, there are three steps in such a process: I. Combine all mathematical equations into a single equation, solved for the quantity of interest, and depending on directly measured experimental values or constants. II. Calculate extreme values of the originally-calculated quantity. This involves several steps. A. Consider each experimental term in that single equation and its uncertainty. B. Calculate the largest value that would have been possible for the quantity of interest. To do this, substitute extreme values for each term in the equation. For numerator terms, use the largest extreme value (recorded value + uncertainty). For denominator terms, use the smallest extreme value (recorded value – uncertainty). C. Calculate the smallest value that would have been possible (reverse the process in B.).
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