Problem: Explain the difference between random error and systematic error.

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We are asked to differentiate random errors and systematic errors from each other.


Random errors: Sometimes called human error, random error is determined by the experimenter's skill or ability to perform the experiment and read scientific measurements. These errors are random since the results yielded may be too high or low. Often random error determines the precision of the experiment or limits the precision.

Systematic errors: It is an error that, in the course of a number of measurements carried out under the same conditions of a given value and quantity, either remains constant in absolute value and sign or varies according to definite law with changing conditions

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Explain the difference between random error and systematic error.

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