Physics
posted by Phil .
1.) Describe the proper way to use a meter stick and why this technique is necessary (include an explanation of uncertainty).
2.) What is the difference between percent error and standard error?

Physics 
drwls
1) There are some useful tips at
http://www.ehow.com/how_5531166_usemeterstickproperly.html
2) Relative error is the absolute error, divided by the correct value.
I do not know what you mean by "standard error" 
Physics 
drwls
For a definition of standard error, see
http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/A103397.html
It is the random variation (standard deviation) in a series of measurements of the same thing, and is a measure of the typical absolute error in a measurement. 
Physics 
Barbie
What is the propper handling of a meterstick?
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