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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%