Suppose your bathroom scale reads your mass as 65 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 K?
A marathon runner completes a 42.188-km course in 2 h, 30 min, and 12 s. There is an uncertainty of 25 m in the distance traveled and an uncertainty of 1 s in the elapsed time.
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?