Lesson: Measurement Uncertainties
In this lesson, we will learn how to convert between the absolute uncertainty and percent uncertainty in measured values.
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Worksheet: 17 Questions • 2 Videos
Suppose your bathroom scale reads your mass as 65.0 kg with a uncertainty. What is the uncertainty in your mass (in kilograms)?
What is the percent error of thinking the melting point of tungsten is instead of the correct value of 3,695 K?
Calculate the percent uncertainty in the distance.
Calculate the percent uncertainty in the elapsed time.
What is the average speed in meters per second?
What is the uncertainty in the average speed?