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ERIC Number: EJ860305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Teaching Measurement and Uncertainty the GUM Way
Buffler, Andy; Allie, Saalih; Lubben, Fred
Physics Teacher, v46 n9 p539-543 Dec 2008
This paper describes a course aimed at developing understanding of measurement and uncertainty in the introductory physics laboratory. The course materials, in the form of a student workbook, are based on the probabilistic framework for measurement as recommended by the International Organization for Standardization in their publication "Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement" (GUM).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A