Physics Lab Write-up #3

Physics Lab Write-up #3 - MeasurementandModeling:RandomWalk...

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Measurement and Modeling: Random Walk June 16, 2009 Purpose In this experiment, students will be able to incorporate random uncertainty in the  analysis of an experiment. Hypothesis After attempting 20 steps, one would end up at step 5, with the uncertainty of +/- 5. Materials -one 6-sided die Pre-Lab Questions 1) If the drunkards leave a bar in the center of the alley and then make many small  steps at random, they will be sleeping on the streets in the morning. 2) If a drunk leaves the bar and staggers around taking one-foot long steps to the  right and to the left and random, it is more likely than the drunk will be close to  the bar because he is usually mingling around the bar and is most used to being  around that area. The drunk’s average distance from the bar will probably be  about 5 small steps with the uncertainty of +/- 5 after he has taken many steps. 3)
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