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Physics Question about comparing results
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:08:06 pm »
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Hi Guys,

Is there a specific term used to describe the difference between two values. For instance, if I wanted to find the difference between a marble's horizontal range without and with the presence of air resistance at different launch angles by doing: (horizontal range without air resistance/horizontal range with air resistance), what term would you use to describe it? Is it called the error factor? Or something else?

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Re: Physics Question about comparing results
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 06:25:03 pm »
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Hi Guys,

Is there a specific term used to describe the difference between two values. For instance, if I wanted to find the difference between a marble's horizontal range without and with the presence of air resistance at different launch angles by doing: (horizontal range without air resistance/horizontal range with air resistance), what term would you use to describe it? Is it called the error factor? Or something else?

All replies will be much appreciated

Thanks  :)
There's not really any specific term for it as far as I know. Call it what you want, but I guess you could say error factor.
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Re: Physics Question about comparing results
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 11:02:42 am »
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Hi Guys,

Is there a specific term used to describe the difference between two values. For instance, if I wanted to find the difference between a marble's horizontal range without and with the presence of air resistance at different launch angles by doing: (horizontal range without air resistance/horizontal range with air resistance), what term would you use to describe it? Is it called the error factor? Or something else?

All replies will be much appreciated

Thanks  :)

Just be careful with using 'compare', as it is commonly used to mean 'the quotient of 2 results'. Like, compare the gravitational potential of a 20kg object and a 50 kg object at the same height. We just divide the 2 answers and say '20kg object possesses 'x' times as much potential as 50kg'
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