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# Homework1 - 12 m Example#2(the “uncertainty starts with a...

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Homework set 1. Physics 1140, Experimental Physics 1. Due by 5 pm September (brown homework cabinet in G2B66) 1) (5 points) For each of the following quantities, determine how many significant figures are given. Or, if the situation is ambiguous, write “ambiguous”. a) 0.003120 m/s b) 400 kg m/s 2 c) 6.700 x 10 4 C d) 9.000001 V e) 432 kg m/s 2 ± 2) (5 points) Write each of the following quantities and their uncertainties in “standard format”. Example #1: for 5.7203 x 10 12 m ± 3.81 x 10 10 m, write (5.72 ± .04) x 10
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Unformatted text preview: 12 m Example #2: (the “uncertainty starts with a one” exception) for 5.6319 volts ± 0.0137 volts, write 5.632 ± 0.014 V a) 4.916 ± 0.0763 kg b) 2.81415 x 10-7 s ± 3.2 x 10-10 s c) 27.30 ± 1.48 cm 2 d) 5000 s-1 ± 300 s-1 e) -0.00312 ± 0.005 V 3) (5 points) Use your calculator to compute the quantities below, and give the results with the appropriate number of significant figures. a) 7.14 x 2.163 b) 7.14 / 2.163 c) 0.101 x 36.3152 d) 1.011 x 36.3152 e) 1.000x10-10 x 36.3152 f) 2.113 + 1212.0...
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## This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course CSCI 1300 taught by Professor Lewis,clay during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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