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For a type A uncertainty

enter n-1 where n is the
number of
measurements.

When the uncertainty is from a
calibration report, enter the k
factor given. Remember to
divide the expanded
uncertainty by k to give the
standard uncertainty.

For a type B uncertainty
enter (in %) how uncertain
the estimate of the
uncertainty is. This is at
the one sigma level (68%
confident).

All standard uncertainties
must be in the same
units.

MSL Uncertainty Calculator

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coverage
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calculated
degrees of
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degrees of
freedom

Cause of uncertainty

standard
uncertainty

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For each contributing cause enter:
1/ the standard uncertainty,
2/ one only of degrees of freedom, coverage factor, or accuracy of the uncertainty estimate, and
3/ a comment on the way the uncertainty was estimated

MSL uncertainty calculator

version 1.0

20E-01 9 Temperature coefficient of resistor.2 ohm. The calculated uncertainty applies to the fully corrected values. A 10 000 ohm resistor is being measured by the resistance meter being calibrated. This estimate is accurate to about 25%. The resistance meter gives a standard deviation of 0.30 #VALUE! Certificate applies at 20.This is a specific example of determining the uncertainty of calibrating a resistance meter.1°C #VALUE! Using the average of 10 meter readings 2. MSL Uncertainty Calculator degrees of freedom coverage factor accuracy of u estimate u (n-1) k (%) Calibration certificate Standard deviation of 10 readings 6.0 #VALUE! Measurements taken at 25 ± 2°C.22 ohm for 10 repeated readings.3.00E-01 Cause of uncertainty Insert cause 5 Insert cause 6 Insert cause 7 Insert cause 8 Insert cause 9 Insert cause 10 combined standard uncertainty expanded uncertainty effective degrees of freedom coverage factor Resistance meter example #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! calculated degrees of freedom standard uncertainty one entry only Comment 2. ie a standard deviation of 1°C. Measurements are carried out at about 25°C.1 ohm/°C 25 #VALUE! Lead correction uncertainty estimated to be ± 0.00E-01 Lead correction 2.52E-02 2. The calibration certificate for the resistor gives an expanded uncertainty of 0. Temperature coefficient of 0. 1. #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! comment on cause 5 comment on cause 6 comment on cause 7 comment on cause 8 comment on caused 9 comment on cause 10 .0 ± 0.15 ohm with a coverage factor of 2.