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CH03 – Significant Figures

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Dates

  • P1 – Tuesday, January 17th
  • P3 – Friday, January 13th
  • P5 – Tuesday, January 17th

How many digits can I get?

Uncertainty of Each Device

  • Determine the absolute uncertainty in each device
  • Determine the relative uncertainty in each device assuming a measurement that is the maximum for the device
  • Determine the relative uncertainty in each device assuming a measurement that is half of the maximum for the device
  • Patterns?
  • How can I use this to determine the best device for the job?

“Trigger Words” in Lab – Why?

  • right / wrong
  • good / bad
  • error
  • precise
  • accurate

Organizing Information

  • Data Tables
  • Units
  • Goals of Data Presentation

Sig Figs

  • How many sig figs in a measurment?
  • Examples
  • Is there such thing as an “exact” measurment?

Homework

  • Review Sci Notation (Ch. 1)
  • Ch 1 (28 – 34)
  • SPREAD OUT WORK
  • UNITS

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