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Errors and Significant Figures

  • J. Newbury
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Abstract

First of all, by error we mean the approximate value of something minus the true value. In so far as these values (approximate and true) are numbers, so is the error a number. It is positive if the approximate value is too high, and negative if the approximate value is too low.

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© J. Newbury 1981

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