Physics307L:Schedule/Week 14 agenda/Errors

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Random errors

1. Can be revealed through repeated measurements

2. Do not bias the answer one way or the other (plus/minus equally likely)

Systematic errors

1. Cannot be revealed through repeated measurements

2. Do bias the answer one way or the other (consistently in same direction)

Example of four scenarios with bullseye (low/high) * (random/systematic)

Important distinction of invisible bullseye

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