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AP Physics Essentials

Measurement & Error Analysis

58 min videoβ€’september 5, 2019

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Jenny Kostka


Overview of measurement & error analysis in physics. Topics discussed:

  • dimensions vs units
  • scalars vs vectors
  • definition of error
  • why error analysis is important
  • precision vs accuracy
  • indeterminate vs systematic error
  • when/how to calculate percent error & percent difference
  • reporting absolute vs relative error
  • example of why analyzing error matters
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