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Unformatted text preview: Experiment II: Measuring Your Height George Fountain III Lab Partner: Swati Samtani September 2, 2010 Physics 110; Section 002 Abstract: A meter stick was used to measure the heights in centimeters of each member of the laboratory. This experiment was performed by having everyone take off their shoes, with each subject standing straight up against the meter stick (which was taped to a column). Using the 12- inch ruler, the heights were perpendicularly measured. The next student then measures themselves and all data is recorded. Using our meter stick measurements, the percent error from the average American male and our class’ heights is 2.725% and the percent error from the average American female and our class’ heights is 0.06173%. The average difference between the known heights and measured amounts is 1.1-cm. Possible sources of error include degree of 12-inch ruler for shorter/taller measurers trying to see the measurement, bump at the bottom of the wall (causing space between the wall and meter stick), part of the subject’s head measured...
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- Fall '10
- meter stick, 12-inch, 1.1-cm, 0.06173%, 2.725%