Thursday

July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014

Posted by **ong** on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10:56am.

10 resistors each of 100k§Ù ¡¾ 0.05%

10 resistors each of 10k§Ù ¡¾ 0.05%

10 resistors each of 1k§Ù ¡¾ 0.05%

10 resistors each of 100§Ù ¡¾ 0.1%

10 resistors each of 10§Ù ¡¾ 0.5%

Determine both in ohms and percentage the limit of uncertainty in setting of 453.72k§Ù

- physics question -
**bobpursley**, Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 12:25pmfirst, calculate the additive errors.

4x100k error is 400Kx.0005=200

5x10k error is 50kx.0005=25

3x1k error is 3kx.0005=1.5ohm

7x100 error is 700x.001=.7

2x10 error is 20x.005=.1 ohm

error^2=200^2+25^2+1.5^2+.7^2 +.1^2

do the math, that is the error in ohms. Then figure percent.

limit of uncertainity is harder. Notice your percents are to one significant figure, so 200 in the first one can range from 150 to 250. all the others are withing that error, so you have +-250 ohm. Your instructor may have given you other instructions on this. If the percent error was to be considered absolute, then add the errors.

**Related Questions**

Physics - When a pair of identical resistors is connected in series which of the...

Probability and Statistics - A package contains 12 resistors, 3 of which are ...

Probability and Statistics - A package contains 12 resistors, 3 of which are ...

physics - If three identical resistors are connected in series to a battery, the...

Physics - You have two identical resistors 50kohm each and a 1.5V battery. Which...

physics: Electricity/Resistance - If I have a 9V circuit, with: 2 resistors in ...

physics (please help) - Four 20 ohm resistors are connected in parallel and the ...

Physics - A series combination of two resistors of resistance 12 Ù and 8 Ù is ...

Physics (URGENT) - Three wire-wound resistors have the following values: 30 ohms...

Physics. Easy question? Please help - What is the (a) maximum and (b) minimum ...