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CP03 – Sig Figs

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Dates

  • Friday, January 13th

Lab Recap A – How many digits?

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. 2)
  • Ch 2 (5 – 12)
  • SPREAD OUT WORK
  • Note: even though we didn’t get to this in class the way I wished, go ahead and do your best after reviewing the textbook.

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