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How to write down errors

  1. Dec 8, 2006 #1
    In a report should I be quoting uncertainties as 2.435(36) m or
    2.435 +- 0.036 m. It seems the first way is usually used when quoting a standard deviation error and the second when quoting a resolution error.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 8, 2006 #2
    That makes sense to me. So, in the report, is the error due to standard deviation (from a sample of data) or is it due to the resolution of the equipment?
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