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Why is precise measurement important?
Last Updated: 22nd January, 2020
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Besides, what is precise measurement?
Accuracy and Precision: Accuracy refers to thecloseness of a measured value to a standard or known value.Precision refers to the closeness of two or moremeasurements to each other. Using the example above, if youweigh a given substance five times, and get 3.2 kg each time, thenyour measurement is very precise.
One may also ask, why is precision more important than accuracy? Accuracy is something you can fix in futuremeasurements. Precision is more important incalculations. When using a measured value in a calculation, you canonly be as precise as your least precise measurement.Accuracy and precision are both important togood measurements in science.
Beside above, is a precise measurement always accurate?
Measurements that are close to the known valueare said to be accurate, whereas measurements thatare close to each other are said to be precise. It ispossible to be accurate but not precise, orprecise but not accurate. Ideally,measurements should be both accurate andprecise.
What is the difference between accuracy and uncertainty?
Error is the difference between the true value ofthe measurand and the measured value. Accuracy is anexpression of the lack of error. Uncertainty characterizesthe range of values within which the true value is asserted to liewith some level of confidence.