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Can someone check my precision for a meter stick, vernier cailper, and micro

  1. Sep 21, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] Can someone check my precision for a meter stick, vernier cailper, and micro

    Meterstick
    Precision: 1 mm
    Example: 607 mm

    Vernier Caliper
    Precision: .1 mm
    Example: 41.5 mm

    Micrometer
    Precision : .01 mm
    Example: .05 mm

    what I'm asking basically is, is the precision I obtained doing trials accurate? I gave an example of the data I collected using the instruments and was wondering if they follow the precision values I got ... if correct.

    I appreciate any help immensely.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2007 #2

    Gokul43201

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    If you are most anywhere outside the US (i.e., using metric tools), those values (1mm, 0.1mm and 0.01mm) are indeed the most common least counts of the meter stick, Vernier calipers and micrometer gauge. And these values do not contradict any of the numbers you got during your trials.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2007 #3

    Ah.. thank you very much for your time. I just needed a little assurance making sure the values had proper precision and significant figures following the instrument.

    Thanks again
     
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