Jun chen Liu
Micheal Kyriacou
Lab 6
May 16 th , 2017

The purpose of this experiment is prepare us the concepts of measurement error and precision ad develop tools to quantify uncertainty.

Lab Measurements :

Obtain 100 resistors bath with 13Ω 1% error tolerance, measure the resistance using ohmmeter and repeat with 5% error tolerances resistor batch.


V Set up the following circuit, and sweep the input voltage from 1-5 V in 0.1 V increments and store data.

Post lab:


1% tolerance
mean = 13.2337
std = 1.0665
Percent error = 13.2337-13 13 *100%=1.7977%

5% tolerance
mean = 13.1538
std = 0.1497
Percent error = 13.1538-13 13 *100%=1.1831%

28575034290 1% tolerance resistors histogram
190500100965 5 % tolerance resistors histogram
According to the graph shown above, the data is not distributed in a Gaussian manner, this is because when conducting the experiment, there is some man made errors, such as point the pen in the wrong spot where it does not conduct very well.


Slope of best fit line: m = 0.0 4778
η= 1 m V t =837.149
I o = e b =0.0043A

Discussion( Junchen Liu )

This experiment presents us the simple concepts of measurement error and precision and develop tools to quantify uncertainty and tried to use information to analysis the data. I learned how to use the mean and the standard deviation of the measurements data to get the uncertainty.

Discussion( Micheal Kyriacou
From this experiment , I learned the concepts of how to measure errors and develop tools to quantify uncertainty. Also from this lab I learned how to use the information I obtain from the experiment to analyze the data .In order to get the percent of error which is the uncertainty, We need to make use of the mean and standard deviation.