The true value of a quantity. Errors in measures. Propagation of errors.
Distribution of probability.
The principle of the least squares and the principle of high probability.
Adoption of a better estimate for the true value of a quantity. Confidence intervals.
General notions of curve adjustment to experimental results. Adjustment of a straight line.
Assessment of the quality of an adjustment. The Chi-square test. Normalized Chi-square.
Some notions of basic instrumentation: multimeters, oscilloscope, etc..
Accomplishment of experimental assignments of direct and indirect measures of physical quantities.
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