In Physics, an error is defined as the difference between the actual value and the calculated value of any physical quantity.
There are two types of errors in physics:
Random error occurs when repeated measurements of the quantity give different values under the same conditions. This error occurs due to some unknown reasons.
Systematic errors occur when all the measurements of physical quantities are affected equally and give consistent differences in the readings. The error may occur due to:
- Poor calibration of the instrument
- Zero error in measuring instrument
- Incorrect calibration on the measuring instruments
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