Physics 201/202
Useful Information
Formulae of Geometric Figures:
Area of a triangle
Circumference of a Circle
Area of a circle
Volume of a cylinder
Surface area of a sphere
Volume of a sphere
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Physics 201/202
Principal Formulas
Average Value:
If x1, , xN denote N separate measurements of the same quantity x, then the best estimate for x is
x1 x2 x3 L xN 1 N
x
xi
N
N i 1
Writing Uncertainti
Graphing and Fitting Data
A picture is worth a 1000 words. A good graph or plot of scientific data maybe worth 10,000 words, but
that is only true if the data is plotted correctly with complete specif
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Lab 01 Working with Numbers
This is a word document and you can type your answer directly into the lab for submission. You will need to download and install
LoggerPro to do this lab. On a
Measurements
Prior to making measurements it is necessary to understand how accurate the measurements are as you
make them. Understanding this, how does the accuracy propagate through the mathematical