Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 1 - Introduction, Measurement, Estimating - Misconceptual Questions - Page 17: 5


(b) how close a measurement is to the true value

Work Step by Step

Accuracy means true value. Therefore, how accurate someone is when doing an experiment means how close they are to the true value. On the other hand, precision means how often someone can get the same answer, regardless if its the real value or not.
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