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1.2 Uncertainties and errors

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Error Analysis

Experiment #2 from Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics

In this experiment, you will

  • Determine the value of the acceleration of a freely falling object.
  • Compare your value with the accepted value for this quantity.
  • Learn how to describe and account for variation in a set of measurements.
  • Learn how to describe a range of experimental values.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Physics
Section
Core
Topic
1. Measurements and uncertainties

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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