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Penny Statistics Lab

This lab is an introduction to statistics and error analysis for a quantitative analysis course.  It has been adapted from an experiment included with Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 9th Ed. by Daniel C. Harris. The instructions found here start with the student being supplied a large set of penny mass data in Excel. Alternatively, students can collect their own data at home with a balance that is accurate to the nearest 0.001 gram, which currently (July 2020) can be found on Amazon for $18.

Example of a balance that can be used for this experiment.
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