3765.
Χ
dof
( chi degree of freedom)= (SD)
2
where SD refers to the standard deviation of the data
So in the case of the two parallel plates, SD= 3.06 . Therefore,
Χ
dof
=(SD)
2
=(3.06)
2
= 9.3765
Because this number was lower than the result obtained in the case of the two dipoles, I believe
this number is reasonable. One reason this number is lower is that the data in the parallel plates
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 Spring '08
 morrison
 Physics, Logic, Statistics, Epistemology, Fundamental physics concepts

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