Lab 3. Determination of Density of Liquids and Solids. Uncertainties in Scientific Measurement. Systematic Errors ( Determinate Errors ) Bias an experimentally determined value in one direction Have a definite value and an assignable cause Influence experimental accuracy
Determination of Density
of Liquids and Solids
Systematic Errors (Determinate Errors)
Random Errors (Indeterminate Errors)
volume anywhere BUT at the “bottom” of the
meniscus (for most liquids) or “top” of the
meniscus (for mercury).
reading is at the
meniscus (“curve”) in the
center of the cylinder.
Do problem and adjust (round) final answer.