Module 2: Foundation of physics



  • systematic errors and random errors in measurement

When conducting experiments it is important to minimise errors because they will lead to an incorrect conclusion, value or theory being produced. 

Random Errors:

Random errors give measurements that are scattered randomly above and below the true value when the measurement is repeated. A better result can be obtained by finding the mean value of the results of several readings. 

They are caused by:

  • unknown and unpredictable changes during the experiment
  • these changes can be caused…


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