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Errors: Random, Systematic, and Human

  1. Nov 17, 2015 #1
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    Hello! In our class, we just completed a lab on momentum and energy conservation in collisions. It was a computer simulation. Although, for the lab report, the teacher wants us to write the random, systematic, and human errors. Can someone describe what each error means? What is a human error? What is a systematic error? What is a random error?

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  3. Nov 17, 2015 #2

    SammyS

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    Have you asked your teacher ?


    (By the way: I see that you haven't responded to the replies people made to your other thread. )
     
  4. Nov 22, 2015 #3
    I actually have asked my teacher but his descriptions were not very clear. Typically, i have relied on some online resources about how to write errors, but this teacher expects a more in-depth approach - a university-level approach. So I was hoping for some advice/ instruction on how the people on this form approach this section of a lab report. A lot of you are university-level students/grads/PhDs so maybe I can get some input on how a university level Error's part of a lab report should look, and what it should include.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2015 #4

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