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Feb1614, 01:54 AM

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Hi I saw something in Wikipedia and I am confused. I saw something like this
2.0 cm /+ 0.05 cm Whats that mean? My first opinion Between 1,5 and 2,5 My second opinion 1,5 cm or 2,5 cm 


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Feb1614, 04:33 AM

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Feb1614, 07:55 AM

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Measurement Problem
I think of the +/ as the uncertainty in the measurement in a statistical sense. This may be a subtlety different view to that posted above. I don't interpret those bounds as definitely encompassing the 'true measurement'. Usually I'd take it to mean that there's a 68% chance (1 sigma) that the true measurement is in that range, assuming 'normal' statistics of course. Just my view, others may disagree!



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