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Unformatted text preview: string to follow a circle of greater diameter than the outer edge of the plexiglas circle, the measured circumference is likely for a larger circle than the measured diameter. Would this systematic error cause the measured value of to be too big or too small? How can this systematic error be eliminated? ( hint: how much greater is the distance from the center of the circle to the center of the string than to the edge of the circle? ). Explain in your report the cause of this systematic error, and draw a diagram to support your description. Correct the values for the circle diameters to account for this error and recompute . Example Data and Results Table Disk # Circumference ( c ) Diameter ( d ) c / d 1 393 8 mm 124 2 mm 3 . 17 . 08 2 625 2 mm 200 1 mm 3 . 13 . 02 3 943 3 mm 290 1 mm 3 . 25 . 02 4 1310 10 mm 410 2 mm 3 . 20 . 03 16...
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