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Unformatted text preview: Calculate the uncertainty on absolute zero from your data and that of the rest of the class: Recorded results of absolute zero:-296.96-300.3-290.74-298.19-295.26-377.83-287.2 Respective percent deviation from absolute zero: 8.71% 9.94% 6.44% 9.16% 8.09% 38.32% 5.14% Compared to our experimental value of absolute zero of 297.87 which results to 9.05% of deviated error, the other experimental values came close to ours. Their percent deviation was within acceptable levels except for the result with nearly 38% percent error. However, that group suffered from faulty experiment equipment. Discuss the systematic uncertainties of the experiment: The experimental devices took measurements at 30 second intervals so there are multiple chances where the values taken were not perfectly correlated linearly. Had the sampling rate been faster, there could have resulted in a more accurate line. However, it is unlikely that a 30 second per sample rate would affect the end result. The thermometer could also have been off by a mere thousandth of a degree. would affect the end result....
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