lab1 - Anh Le PHY-1053 M-T Professor McNutt 09/06/10 Lab 1...

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Anh Le PHY-1053 M-T Professor McNutt 09/06/10 Lab 1 Report: Measurement and Measurement Errors Introduction: Measurement is the process the process of assigning a value to a physical quantity. It is very important to measure accurately and precisely. The purpose of this lab is to learn about measurement errors and how to avoid them. Theory: In this lab, we defined what accuracy and precision mean and how to use the significant figures to indicate the accuracy of the number. Measurement: using a method to establish a tolerance or bound for best estimate for density of a block of wood. Apparatus: -1 rectangle block of wood, 1 triple beam balance calibrated to read mass, 1 ruler, 1 sample material, 1 micrometer. Procedure: -Measure length, width, height, and mass of block of wood. Record the lower bound, best estimate, and upper bound. -Divide the mass of the block of wood by the volume of the block to get the density of it (best estimate, upper bound, lower bound).
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course PHY 1053 taught by Professor Fair during the Spring '08 term at Valencia.

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