How do you 'compound errors'?Watch this thread
I think doing a search for "percentage uncertainty" would be fruitful as this is a very frequently asked question with a lot of good answers already here.
In a capacitors experiment for A2 we have to compound our errors as part of the coursework, and I'm not sure how to do that. We'll be using a pretty standard circuit for charging and discharging, so, an emf in series with a capacitor, a capacitor in series with an ammeter and in parallel with a voltmeter, and a switch to go from charging by the emf, to discharging across the circuit ( the circuit contains a resistor in parallel too ) I also think we'll be using a stopwatch. I know that generally the capacitor and resistor are the main sources of error and have their percentage errors on them, but I don't know how to compound all of the errors of all of the things. Help please!