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Assessing uncertainties in a simple and cheap experiment


de Souza, P and Brasil, GH, Assessing uncertainties in a simple and cheap experiment, European Journal of Physics, 30, (3) pp. 615-622. ISSN 0143-0807 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1088/0143-0807/30/3/018


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Statistics
Research Field:Applied statistics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:de Souza, P (Professor Paulo de Souza Junior)
ID Code:77695
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-05-16
Last Modified:2012-07-03
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