Errors in Measurements & Their Statistical Analysis – 1 – 2

6.  Errors in analog meter reading due to your physical position with respect to the meter scale.

(a) parallax error
(b) angular error
(c) linear error
(d) deviation

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7.  What do you call the difference between any number within the set of numbers and the arithmetic mean of that set of numbers ?

(a) parallax error 
(b) angular error
(c) linear error
(d) deviation

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8. In measurements, the sum of a set of numbers divided by the total number of pieces of data in the given set is called.

(a) geometric mean
(b) algebraic mean
(c) arithmetic mean
(d) effective value

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9. What type of errors are due to largely human errors like misreading of instruments ?

(a) Gross errors
(b) Systematic errors
(c) Random errors
(d) Environmental errors

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10. What type of errors are due to shortcomings of the instruments like detective (or) worn parts ?

(a) Gross errors
(b) Systematic errors
(c) Random errors
(d) Environmental errors

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