Measurement and Uncertainty
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Measurement and Uncertainty

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The first of two programs on measurement, a core topic
in the Year 12 Physics International Baccalaureate course.

The program deals with the following issues:

  • why is measurement important in science?
  • why is uncertainty inevitable in measurements?
  • the importance of multiple measurements, and of averaging the results
  • outliers
  • how to estimate the range of uncertainty in a measurement
  • 'accuracy' vs 'precision'
  • how to manage uncertainty when adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing measurements
  • expressing uncertainty in standard form

The program concludes with a practical exercise: students are
shown how to measure the Sun’s diameter and then estimate
the uncertainty in their results.

Year levels Senior Secondary
Duration  23 min
Format DVD
Year produced 2008
Teacher notes Yes


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