Uncertainty estimates for physics labs

Are you SURE that a measurement is “right”? What does “right” even mean? Learn more about uncertainty, and what you can do about it.

The following three videos illustrate how to estimate uncertainty measurements made during physics experiments, how to propogate those uncertainties through calculations, and shows that some measurements should have a higher priority for reducing uncertainty than others.

Video 1: Estimate uncertainty in measurements


Video 2: Propagate uncertainty through calculations


Video 3: Prioritze certain measurements for uncertainty reduction