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.
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Error. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/measurementerror.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.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)