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Accuracy and Precision

You have probably heard the words "accuracy" and "precision" used as more or less the same thing. They don't…at least not in science. Understanding the difference is important in this class.
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In some sense, all science comes down to understanding energy. If someone ever asks you why something happens, you can answer: "The second law of thermodynamics." It's never wrong, but also may not be very helpful unless you can make the connection to more local causes.
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