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Sat May 28, 2011 By:

What is 'error' in scientific measurement?

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Sat May 28, 2011
“ERROR” IN SCIENTIFIC MEASUREMENT IS UNCERTAINTY, NOT MISTAKES • “Error” does not connote the term mistake. • “Error” refers to the uncertainty in the measurement. • You can not eliminate errors, but you can ensure that they are reasonably small relative to your signal.
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