Resources

 

 

  • Introduction to Measurements and Error
    • PART I: ESTIMATED ERROR (UNCERTAINTY) IN MEASUREMENTS
    • Determining uncertainty when using devices with a digital readout
      • The Digital Thermometer
      • The BK Precision Multimeter
      • The Vernier Caliper
    • Determining uncertainty when using devices without a digital readout
      • The Micrometer Caliper
      • The Micrometer Metric Dial
    • Deciding Uncertainty for More Complex Measurements (Standard Error of the Mean)
      • Standard error of the mean using Excel
      • Standard error of the mean using the Statistics tool in Logger Pro
    • PART II: SIGNIFICANT FIGURES
      • Determining the Significant Figures of a Measured Value
      • Rules for Properly Reporting Significant Figures
      • Rules for Properly Applying Significant Figures in Calculations
    • PART III: ERROR ANALYSIS
      • Percent Error
      • Percent Difference
      • Accuracy versus Precision
      • Relative (Fractional) Error
      • Propagation of Errors
      • Other Types of Errors: Possible Contributors to Discrepancies between the Final Measured Value and the Known or Accepted Value
  • Graphing with Logger Pro
  • Probes and Sensors
  • Predictions and how we grade them

 

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ASU Box 32106
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608-2106 

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