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Unformatted text preview: The following is a table of contents to the Data Analysis Techniques Section. Hopefully it will help you find answers to questions you might have. Data Analysis Techniques...................................................3 Significant Figures......................................................................4 Zeroes to the left of the decimal................................................................5 Zeroes to the right of the decimal..............................................................5 Zeroes in Scientific notation.......................................................................5 Summary....................................................................................................6 When uncertainty propagation is not required...........................................6 Uncertainty...................................................................................7 Accuracy..................................................................................................................7 Precision..................................................................................................................7 Error Sources.............................................................................................7 Systematic errors.....................................................................................................7 Random errors.........................................................................................................7 Mistakes...................................................................................................................7 Instrumental uncertainty............................................................................8 Statistical Uncertainty................................................................................8 Standard deviation.....................................................................................8 Statistical Analysis of Data.........................................................9 Standard deviation.....................................................................................9 Fractional uncertainty...............................................................................10 Percent Error............................................................................................10 Percent difference....................................................................................11 Test for systematic error..........................................................................11 Example...................................................................................................11 Propagation................................................................................13 What do I do with uncertainties?..............................................................13 Rules for propagation...............................................................................13 Constants...............................................................................................................13Constants....
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