the estimate and uncertainty for experiment 1 is .15+-.01 and the .12+-.01 for experiment 2. Is the discrepancy between these two data sets significant? Why?
physics - drwls, Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 6:38pm
I would say yes, the discrepancy is probably significant, because the measurements should agree to within less than three standard deviations if they were measuring the same thing. These measurements differ by three standard deviations.
physics - Tiffany, Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 8:28pm
can you explain what you mean by three standard deviations? thanks