Physics Lab 2

Physics Lab 2 - Lab 2: Error Propagation: Volumes Quinton...

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Lab 2: Error Propagation: Volumes Quinton Candelaria TA: Yian Song Thursday 4:30 Abstract This report presents the practice of error analysis by measuring the volumes of five regular shapes. In order to find the volume of each shape we first needed to fine the length of each dimension (length, width, height, radius, etc.). We measured each dimension five times and recorded our findings. Once we had five measurements of each dimension, we calculated the mean of each dimension, and then preformed the proper calculation to find the volume of each object. After, the calculations to find the standard deviation and standard deviation of the mean for each dimension were preformed for each shape. Lastly, with the above information we found the change of volume or in other words the error of the volume for each object. For the cylinder we found the average height to be 127.17mm and the average diameter to be 85.43mm which meant the average radius was 42.72mm leading to find the average volume of 278,747.05mm 3 . The standard deviation of the radius was .2929mm and of the height was .1304mm. The standard deviation of the mean of the radius was .1309 and of the height was .0583mm.
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course PHY 74154 taught by Professor Covatto during the Spring '10 term at ASU.

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