In this section, we will measure the volume of the nickel in an independent way using water and a graduated cylinder. Given that you do not have access to these materials at home, we will collect the data for you. The video below shows the procedure. The data table follows.
A graduated cylinder with 1mL accuracy is used to measure the volume of 10 Nickels. With 100 total Nickels, 10 individual volume measurements are taken. These data populate the table below, the volumes are converted to single Nickel volumes, and the mean and standard deviation are taken to arrive at a final result.
|Trial#||10 Nickel Vol. (cc)||1 Nickel Vol. (cc)|
Volume(cc)=0.57 ± 0.06