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Uncertainty Propagation in Modern Physics Lab
written by George E. Hassel, Darren L. Broder, and John P. Cummings
Uncertainty or error analysis is an important skill to be developed throughout the undergraduate physics laboratory curriculum. Numerical estimation and propagation of measurement uncertainties are a crucial part of interpreting and reporting laboratory results. The ability to clearly identify, explain and evaluate measurement uncertainty is also an important part of the broader goal of improving student writing and to modify poor writing habits. Modern Physics Lab provides a particularly opportune time to develop error propagation in detail. This paper examines uncertainty propagation in two example lab activities.
2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
Part of the BFY Conference series
Baltimore, MD: July 25-27, 2018
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Charge
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
= Error
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Speed of Light
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
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G. Hassel, D. Broder, and J. Cummings, presented at the 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14964&DocID=5024).
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G. Hassel, D. Broder, and J. Cummings, Uncertainty Propagation in Modern Physics Lab, presented at the 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14964&DocID=5024>.
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Hassel, G., Broder, D., & Cummings, J. (2018, July 25-27). Uncertainty Propagation in Modern Physics Lab. Paper presented at 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD. Retrieved June 24, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14964&DocID=5024
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Hassel, G, D. Broder, and J. Cummings. "Uncertainty Propagation in Modern Physics Lab." Paper presented at the 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, Baltimore, MD, July 25-27, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14964&DocID=5024 (accessed 24 June 2019).
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Hassel, George E., Darren L. Broder, and John P. Cummings. "Uncertainty Propagation in Modern Physics Lab." 2018 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. Baltimore, MD: 2018. of BFY Conference. 24 June 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14964&DocID=5024>.
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