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Improper calibration of the measuring instrument. If the measuring instrument is not at zero prior to measuring the object you will get a systematic error which, is a value either always higher or always lower then the actual value of the object.

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How do you reduce systematic error?

Systematic error is the result of complete equilibrium. The method to reduce systematic error is to introduce a proof that demonstrates the group has error in their consensus.


What is a systematic error?

Systematic error is the difference between the actual value of what is being measured and the value you found. The results of systematic error are precise but not accurate.


What is a Systematic?

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What is the difference between systematic error and accidental error?

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Random error is the error made because of some calculation mistakes but systematic error is the difference between the real value and the value that you found.


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