I have to do a lab with uncertainties, I have worked out that the uncertainty of the weight of Newton weights is (±0.48g)and the time uncertainty is (±0.0005s)but how do you find the uncertainty of acceleration? (using (v^2-u^2)/ (2s) ) just theoretically how would you go about doing this? and the distance was measured by a normal ruler so I guess the uncertainty of distance would be something like 0.0005m?
thanks for helping!
Physics - Uncertainties - bobpursley, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 4:33pm
Good question. It is not something I can answer here, for lack of time. Examples are in the first link, and if you want to check your calcualtions, see any of the uncertainity calculators in this.
Few master understanding the importance of this subject, thanks for asking.