Chapter 3 Key Concepts

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accuracy

degree of agreement between the measured value and the true value

precision

degree of agreement between the replicate measurements

determinate error

can be determined and corrected (systematic, human error, instrumental error)

indeterminate error

accidental and random errors that cannot be avoided

key number

number with the least number of significant figures

absolute error

measured value - true value

relative error

absolute error / true value * 100%/1000%

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