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chapter 3 lesson 2

Mathematics and science

TermDefinition
estimate an approximation of a number based on reasonable assumptions.
accuracy how close a measurement if to the true accepted value
precision how close a group of measurements are to each other
Significant figures all the digits in a measurement that have been measured exactly, plus one digits whose value has been estimated
percent error a calculation used to determine how accurate, or close to the value , an experimental value really is
mean the numerical average of a set of data
median the middle number in a set of data
mode the number that appears most often in a list of numbers
range the difference between the greatest value and the least value in a set of data
anomalous data data that do not fit with the rest of a data set
Created by: lotz_rozgold