Lab 20 Measurements

# Lab 20 Measurements - Lab 20 Measurements Lab Assignment 1...

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Lab : 20 Measurements Lab Assignment: 1. Obtain a small ruler of about 6 inches in length. Choose two well defined points on a wall, table, floor, or any surface about 4 to 6 feet apart from each other. 2. With the ruler, measure this straight line distance with the ruler. When taking the distance reading, read the ruler to the first interpolated digit. For example if the ruler is in eights of an inch, interpolate to sixteenths. 3. Repeat the measuring process 20 times. This is your sample of 20 repeated measurements of a distance. 4. Calculate the sample mean, and standard deviation. Identify any blunders (outliers) lying outside a 3 sigma rejection limit. After taking these out of your sample, recompute the sample mean and standard deviation. Any blunders? 5. Analyze your sample data to determine whether you have a normal distribution. a. Plot a histogram, using five equal-width intervals. Interpret this diagram to see if the data's normally distributed. 1.

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## This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course GEM 3330 taught by Professor Gibson during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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