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Physics Practicals

Module 2 - UM

Uncertainty associated with digital instruments, including an Activity of measuring the diameter of a coin with a digital caliper. The module introduces:

  • Rectangular or uniform probability distributions
  • The standard deviation
  • The uncertainty associated with a measurement
  • Accuracy
  • Quadrature

It also discusses significant figures in an experimental context.

  Uncertainty in Physical Measurements Module 2 Student Guide
  Uncertainty Module 2 - Equipment List Equipment List and Setup