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Error calculations

  1. Sep 12, 2010 #1
    Hello yall im new here. Im a first year student in engineering.
    I'm writing up a lab now and im supposed to be showing the error. the error usually accurs when adding subtracting muliplying of dividing variables. Only im a little clueless here.
    please help.
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  3. Sep 12, 2010 #2


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    The error you should be concerned with is the error involved in measuring. Once you know that you should be able to arrange for carrying enough decimal places that "round off error", which is the only kind of error that can occur in mathematical clalculations, is negligable.
  4. Sep 12, 2010 #3
    Thanks that makes sense. ive been getting writers block from working nonstop.
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