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published by the University of New South Wales
written by Joe Wolfe
This web page provides an overview of graphing, plotting, units of measure, significant figures, and error.  It contains brief and basic explanations for the beginner, with links provided for further exploration of topics such as curve-plotting, error analysis, SI units, and the Planck Scale.  

This tutorial is part of the PhysClips collection of web-based resources on introductory mechanics, electricity, and magnetism.
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General Physics
- Measurement/Units
= Error
= Units and Dimensional Analysis
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
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- Learners
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- General Publics
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© 2006 School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia
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Keywords:
dimensions, error, film clips, graph, multimedia, significant figures, tutorial, unit
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J. Wolfe, (University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/graphs.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Wolfe, Physclips: Graphs, errors, significant figures, dimensions and units, (University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2006), <http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/graphs.htm>.
APA Format
Wolfe, J. (2008, August 31). Physclips: Graphs, errors, significant figures, dimensions and units. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from University of New South Wales: http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/graphs.htm
Chicago Format
Wolfe, Joe. Physclips: Graphs, errors, significant figures, dimensions and units. Sydney: University of New South Wales, August 31, 2008. http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/graphs.htm (accessed 27 November 2014).
MLA Format
Wolfe, Joe. Physclips: Graphs, errors, significant figures, dimensions and units. Sydney: University of New South Wales, 2006. 31 Aug. 2008. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/graphs.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Joe Wolfe", Title = {Physclips: Graphs, errors, significant figures, dimensions and units}, Publisher = {University of New South Wales}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {27 November 2014}, Month = {August 31, 2008}, Year = {2006} }
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