Pronunciation: /ˈɛr.ər/ Explain
Error can refer to three different things in mathematics:
- Measurment Error
- the difference between a measurement and an actual value.
- Computational Error
- the difference between a calculated value and the actual or theoretical value.
- Statistical error
- how much a summary value of a variable for the whole population is likely to
differ from the summary value of a sample.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, error. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 72. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Error. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/errormeasurement.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
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