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Uncertainity Qns

  1. Aug 24, 2008 #1
    How do we do uncertainity questions in measurements and data analysis( in microsoft excel spreadsheet)?

    Any kind soul willing to help?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 24, 2008 #2

    Could you be a bit more specific? What exactly do you mean by "uncertainty?"

    If a measurement has been completed enough times to get a general estimate of the standard deviation of values, any measurement you get will have an uncertainty commensurate with its standard deviation.

    You can have uncertainty that stems from the significant figures in your initial values. You can't really be anymore certain about the values you equate than you are about the values you plug into the equation.
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