Chemistry: Atoms First (2nd Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1305079248
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-924-3

Chapter Review - Questions - Page 27a: 1


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Random errors and systematic errors are two different types of error based on the following differential distinctions: systematic error is a series of errors made on accuracy that are consistent in a particular direction. For instance, the systematic errors in the experimental observations often come from the instruments used in measuring. This may occur due to the faultiness in the instruments. Random errors are statistical fluctuations in the measured data due to the precision limit of the measuring device in whichever direction. Random errors are caused by unknown changes in the experiment. The changes may occur in the experimental conditions.
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