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What does position resolution (in %) mean? Is a low percentage better?

  1. Nov 10, 2007 #1
    What does it mean by when they say position resolution is 20% ? Is a lower percentage better or worse?
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  3. Nov 11, 2007 #2

    Claude Bile

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    It means that the accuracy to which you can position something or measure something (hard to say which without some context) to within 20% of some reference (again, hard to say what this reference is without some context).

    A lower value for resolution is always better. Lower value = more accurate.

  4. Nov 12, 2007 #3
    Resolution refers to the sharpness and clarity of an image. The term is most often used to describe monitors, printers, and bit-mapped graphic images. In the case of dot-matrix and laser printers, the resolution indicates the number of dots per inch. For example, a 300-dpi (dots per inch) printer is one that is capable of printing 300 distinct dots in a line 1 inch long. This means it can print 90,000 dots per square inch.

    In case of posting. i mean that the accuracy
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