Physics I Lab Manual 2011 27

Physics I Lab Manual 2011 27 - EXPERIMENT 2 MEASUREMENT AND...

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Unformatted text preview: EXPERIMENT 2. MEASUREMENT AND PRECISION In the first row in the example data table the calculated value of π is 3.17 ± 0.08 meaning, within the experimental uncertainty a value as low as 3.09 or as high as 3.25 would be consistent with our measurement, therefore this example measurement agrees with the accepted value of π . If the experimental uncertainty were not included however, the values would not agree since 3.17 = 3.14. The calculated values for π in row 2 also agrees with theory, but those in row 3 and 4 do not. Report In addition to the standard elements of a well written lab report described in the introduction to this manual, your report must include 1. An appropriate title 2. The objective of the lab 3. The general procedure for the experiment 4. Your groups data in an appropriate format 5. An example calculation of your uncertainty in π for one of the disks 6. A description of any systematic errors present in the experiment and a discussion of how they were dealt with. 7. A summary of your results giving your average value for π along with an uncertainty with and without any systematic errors corrected for. 8. A conclusion that states if you met the objective of the lab (i.e. did your measured value agree with the accepted value for π ?) 17 ...
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