# Lab1 - values were used to plot the graph in data sheet#4 v...

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Abstract This experiment was an exercise in statistical calculations. We calculated the mean or average and the standard deviation individually, in a group of three, and with the entire class. Introduction We each had five pennies and tossed them twenty times. The number of events resulting in zero heads to five heads was plotted in a graph. We used this information to calculate the mean, or H-bar, and the standard deviation. Once we had calculated these two values individually we shared our information with the class and in our groups of three. Then we calculated the same values for the group and shared that information with the class. These

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Unformatted text preview: values were used to plot the graph in data sheet #4. v Conclusion In this experiment we attempted to calculate the mean and standard deviation to see if it is possible to predict a single event. Through the data we found that it is difficult to do so individually or even as a group. Even though we each had twenty tosses. The numbers seem to be more predictable when the data for the entire class was used(as shown in the graph, data sheet #4), maybe because some of the error gets eliminated when so much more numbers are included....
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Lab1 - values were used to plot the graph in data sheet#4 v...

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