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CH204_L04 - Error and Uncertainty Error The difference...

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Error and Uncertainty Error: The difference between your answer and the “true” one. Systematic (determinant) Error Error associated with a method or equipment flaw. All errors are same size, magnitude and direction. In principle these errors can be discovered and corrected. Ex: miscalibrated meter. Random (indeterminant) Error Based on limits and precision of measurement. Can be treated with statistics. Ex: random electrical noise Gross Error Errors caused by committing a personal faux pas or fault . AKA : boo boo, blooper, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, sin, boob, goof, botch, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, spoil, muck up, fluff, bollix, bollocks, Other expletives! Best to redo measurement! Ex: many come to mind!
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