Errors of observation and systematic errors

  title={Errors of observation and systematic errors},
  author={Paul Vigoureux},
  journal={Contemporary Physics},
  • Paul Vigoureux
  • Published 1966
  • Computer Science
  • Contemporary Physics
  • Summary Methods of displaying results of repeated measurements, and choice of measures of scatter are considered. It is argued that graphical displays and a 50 per cent probability as basis for expression of errors are simpler than, and in many cases as useful as, any other method. The importance of allowing for errors which affect to the same extent all measurements of a quantity throughout an investigation is emphasized, and a method of estimating that sort of systematic error is described… CONTINUE READING
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