Transcriped to Web format by Bruce Conover
SAS Technical Illustrations Department.
The following is a reprint of Chapter 3 of Procedures in Experimental Physics by John Strong. Chapter references within the text refer to that book. Due to the limitations of the markup language at the time that these pages were constructed, a few conventions have been modified as follows:
1. Footnote references, normally superscript numbers, now appear at the end of the text line and appear as bold numbers in bold square brackets such as .
2. Superscript notations are preceded by a carat symbol. For example:10^-3 should be read 10 to the minus 3.
3. Subscript notions have been eliminated entirely. Careful reading of the text and a comparison to the equation referenced should clear up any ambiguities.
4. All temperature measurements are in C and the degree notation has been eliminated.
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