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Vernier calipers

  1. May 11, 2015 #1
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    How does using a vernier caliper reduce uncertainty in your measurement

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  3. May 11, 2015 #2

    BvU

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    Because it's better to measure than to guestimate ("well, this is about 2/5ths of a foot").

    Any context ? What is measured, what's the alternative to using a caliper ?
    My telepathic capabilities are pretty limited, you see ...

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  4. May 11, 2015 #3

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