Physics Lab 1 - KathleenBrinegar LakanReed September17,2013...

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Kathleen Brinegar Lakan Reed September 17, 2013 Estimation Lab Abstract The results of this lab demonstrate the ability to estimate successfully and the  procedures completed to do so. This lab determined the estimations of various  measurements as well as the error in the measurement. Measurements estimated during  this lab included: the height of the cupola of Parker Auditorium, the number of red bricks on the exterior walls of Science Center, and the distance between Donner Hall and Parker Auditorium. The purpose of this lab is to use approximate measurements and logical  arguments to determine these numbers and the accuracy of the results.  Introduction Estimation is a valuable resource when an exact measurement might be  impossible or is not desired because of the amount of work needed to determine that  measurement in relation to how useful the information would be. In this lab to  approximate each measurement we found certain information that was known and  applied it to be able to estimate the measurements we were examining. To examine  uncertainty and the ability to estimate we made three measurements. For the first part of  the lab we looked at the height of the cupola on top of Parker Auditorium, the number of  red bricks making up the exterior walls of the Science Center, and the distance between  Donner Hall and Parker Auditorium. To determine these values we made limited  approximate estimates using facts, assumptions, logic, and geometry. For each  measurement we also included an error number. This number was included because our 
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