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ERIC Number: EJ860655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Assessing Uncertainties in a Simple and Cheap Experiment
de Souza, Paulo A., Jr.; Brasil, Gutemberg Hespanha
European Journal of Physics, v30 n3 p615-622 May 2009
This paper describes how to calculate measurement uncertainties using as a practical example the assessment of the thickness of ping-pong balls and their material density. The advantages of a randomized experiment are also discussed. This experiment can be reproduced in the physics laboratory for undergraduate students. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A