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Introductory Physics Lab

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Jul22-10, 08:48 AM
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I am going to teach in a two year private college in September. Currently I am in the process of determining what laboratory experiments will the students do so that I can be prepared with the necessary laboratory equipments. My question is, how important is it to have a lab on measurement instruments such as Vernier calipers and micrometers? If I am to have a lab on this topic, is it better to use manual instruments/digital instruments? I was thinking that manual instruments might allow them to understand the concept of measurement uncertainities better. What are your thoughts?

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Jul22-10, 08:55 AM
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Manual or digital doesn't really matter, because in digital meters you also have uncertainties on the last digit. Maybe better use digital, because many people think they're exact.

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