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# Uncertainty Analysis (Error Analysis) Handbook

This manual is mainly a collection of sections from my lab manuals for various courses. If this becomes popular, I will try to develop it further.
Because of the mathematical nature of many of these topics, the manual is produced in LATEX rather than in HTML.
Topics in the manual include the following (links will take you directly to specific chapters in the manual):
In PDF format, produced in LaTeX

## Specific sections

Linearizing equations chapter from the handbook. (I've separated this one as it seems to be a popular topic of web searches on its own.)

# Other resources

Alternate linearizing equations explanation. (I think this will be more popular than the book chapter, since it's more visual and interactive.)

OGG video (screencast) of linearizing equations explanation.

Screencast of Linearizing Equations presentation

Alternate repeated measurements explanation. (I think this will be more popular than the book chapter, since it's more visual and interactive.)

Explanation of statistics concepts [screencast of PDF]

## A JavaScript calculator for experimental uncertainty calculations which handles both standard error and maximum error

OGG Video on how to use the Javascript Uncertainty calculator
VLC video player for OGG Video (various platforms)
Javascript Uncertainty calculator

New! PHP version of the calculator in case your browser doesn't have Javascript. (i.e. Everything runs on the server so any browser should be ok.)
PHP Uncertainty calculator

Uncertainty calculator (old version)
Try this one if the one above doesn't work for you.

## A JavaScript calculator for experimental statistical calculations, including mean, standard deviation, and standard deviation of the mean

OGG Video on how to use the Javascript Statistical calculator
Statistical calculator
Statistical calculator (old version)
Try this one if the one above doesn't work for you.

How to use the statistics calculator [screencast]

## A JavaScript tester for human reaction time

Reaction time tester

## How the manual was produced

In case you're unfamiliar with it, and would like to produce documents containing equations which look professional, here is a LaTeX Tutorial.

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