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Homework Help: Experimental Values vs. Theoretical Values

  1. Sep 30, 2009 #1
    Hi, if say you are determining the speed of sound and you want to compare your values to the theoretical value, would you predict that your experiment values will be higher or lower than the theoretical value and why?
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  3. Oct 1, 2009 #2


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    It depends on how the experiment is conducted and what the controlled parameters and assumptions are. For reasons best known to the person conducting the experiment, some experiments overestimate theoretical expectations and others underestimate them. I know this isn't much of an answer, but you didn't ask much of a question.
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