Learning Objectives - SUSB-003


After completing this exercise, you should be able to:

  • measure linear dimensions of objects
  • measure weight using both an analytical balance and a top-loading balance
  • conduct weighing by difference
  • distinguish intrinsic and other errors
  • determine and report appropriate measures of accuracy & precision for repeated measured quantities
  • apply our "rule of thumb" to devices with linear scales
  • account for the propagation of errors in computations from uncertain quantities
  • determine and report units and dimensions of measured and computed quantities
  • recognize and use significant figures as an indication of the intrinsic precision of laboratory devices
  • determine the average density of an object
  • transfer a precise volume of liquid using a pipet
  • measure precise delivered liquid volumes using a buret
  • transfer liquids quantitatively using a pipet


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