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Learner resourcesMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ) topic quizMeasurements and uncertainty1.The dimensions of a cube are measured with vernier calipers.The measured length of each side is 30.0 mm. If the vernier callipers can be read with an uncertainty of +/- 0.1 mm. What is the approximate percentage uncertainty in the value of thevolume?
Your answer2.To find the resistivity of a semiconductor, a student makes the following measurements of a cylindrical rod of the material :length = 25 Â± 1mmdiameter = 5.0 Â± 0.1mmresistance = 68 Â± 1 Î©The resistivity is calculated to be 53 mÎ© m. What is the uncertainty in this result?
3.Two students carry out an experiment to determine the ratio of potential difference across two resistors R1and R2which are connected in series across a low voltage d.c. supply. The resistors have different values such that R2= 10 R1Thevoltmeter used to take the readings gives a reading of 0.2V before any potential difference is applied.Amy takes one measurement across each resistor and calculates the ratio as V1/V2Matthew changes the supply voltage and takes a series of readings for V1and V2. He then plots a graph of V1against V2and uses the gradient of his graph to determine V1/VWhich of the following statements is true?..2.
4.The diameter of a wire being tested is measured as d = 0.40 Â± 0.005 mm.What is the percentage uncertainty in the result of the calculation when d is used to determine cross sectional area of the wire?A2.50%B1.56%C1.25%D0.016%

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