Limits of Accuracy

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120 mins.

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At the end of this lesson you will be able to: [1] Understand and use limits of accuracy. [2] Give appropriate upper and lower bounds for data given a specified accuracy. [2] Obtain appropriate upper and lower bounds to solutions of simple problems.

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Lesson [1]
– Understand and calculate limits of accuracy.
– Give appropriate upper and lower bounds for data given a specified accuracy.

Watch the following PP show/video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4L35GSdqmw

Suggested Practice:
[1] SMP Interact Higher: p. 315 B1-B9

[2] Limits of Accuracy Worksheet: Exercise 1 (document attached in Resources Section)

Check your answers: Limits of Accuracy Answer Sheet (document attached in Resources Section)

Lesson [2] Obtain appropriate upper and lower bounds to solutions of simple problems.

Watch the following video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f72q3JTyU8

Powerpoint Show:

Calculating with Upper and Lower Bounds (document attached in Resources Section)

Suggested Practice:
[1]  SMP Interact Higher: p 316 C1-C6, p 318 D1-D4, E1-E5

[2] Limits of Accuracy Worksheet: Exercise 2, 3 (document attached in Resources Section)

Check your answers: Limits of Accuracy Answer Sheet

Acknowledgements:
Joseph Mamo
William Pace
MATSEC

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