Experiment 2 Measurement and Precision Objective To determine the value of π from the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle while properly accounting for uncertainty. Theory It has been known since ancient times that the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is equal to the transcendental number represented by π . That is, π = c d The instruments you use to measure this have a limit to their precision. You will have to estimate to the nearest mark on the scale you use. As a general rule your uncertainty in a measurement can never be less than
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PHY 2048l taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.