• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 3/2014 on page 85
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Being Accurate

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Being Accurate
There’s a big difference between resolution and accuracy. It’s easy to create something that has very high resolution. That is: something that can determine if two measurements are different. Most hobbyists can build simple circuits that can resolve six decades, or one part-per-million (ppm) without too much trouble. Obviously, it’s very much harder to measure something and refer it to a standard. That’s called accuracy.
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