[time-nuts] HP 5370B - DEFINITIONS
wb6bnq at cox.net
Sat May 10 13:49:24 EDT 2008
Henk ten Pierick wrote:
> In my view precision and accuracy have the same meaning and here is a
> mix up between accuracy and resolution.
> The 5370 has a resolution of 1ps but the accuracy is much lower. Say
> the 20ps stated above.
> Thus, in my view, there is no difference between precision and
> accuracy, but between accuracy and resolution there is.
I disagree with your definitions.
Resolution addresses the smallest increment that can be discerned.
Precision addresses how well one is able to make repeated measurements to the
Accuracy addresses how well a measurement coincides with an acceptably understood
and agreed upon reference.
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