A car engine moves a piston with a circular cross section of 7.500±0.002 cm diameter a distance of 3.250±0.001 cm to compress the gas in the cylinder.
(a) By what amount is the gas decreased in volume in cubic centimeters?
(b) Find the uncertainty in this volume.
The average volume is
Solve for the percent uncertainties of each dimension
The percent uncertainty in the volume is the combined effect of the uncertainties of the dimensions
The uncertainty in the volume is