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ERIC Number: EJ913083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Measuring Systematic Error with Curve Fits
Rupright, Mark E.
Physics Teacher, v49 n1 p54-55 Jan 2011
Systematic errors are often unavoidable in the introductory physics laboratory. As has been demonstrated in many papers in this journal, such errors can present a fundamental problem for data analysis, particularly when comparing the data to a given model. In this paper I give three examples in which my students use popular curve-fitting software and adjust the theoretical model to account for, and even exploit, the presence of systematic errors in measured data.
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: pubs@aapt.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A