Analytical Chemistry

A Little Math

What are some examples of experimental error?

Say, for example, we use a stopwatch to record the lap times for a racecar driving several laps around a track. Our measurements of the lap times will be affected by the quality of the stopwatch, our ability to accurately operate the stopwatch during each lap, as well as variations in the ability of the racecar driver and car to maneuver around the track.


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