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Homework Help: Is my data consistent?

  1. Dec 8, 2012 #1
    Is my data consistent??

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I've obtained two values for k from two different experimental methods and have calculated errors for each and now I want to comment on their consistency with one another. However I'm not too sure how to go about doing that, have a feeling there's some way with statistics but I'm still very new to that so am still not entirely sure how it all works. My results are given below. Thanks

    2. Relevant equations

    κ1: 0.0607±0.002 Nm
    κ2: 0.0564±0.008 Nm

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Dec 8, 2012 #2


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    Re: Is my data consistent??

    They look highly consistent to me. They don't just overlap; the K1 range is entirely encompassed by the K2 range.
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