Règle du 1/10

English translation: one tenth rule

French term or phrase:Règle du 1/10
English translation:one tenth rule
Entered by: wsetters

09:30 Jun 28, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Metrology
French term or phrase: Règle du 1/10
"Pour obtenir un résultat final comportant un nombre de chiffres compatibles avec l'incertitude de mesure, on arrondit le résultat de façon à ce que l'erreur due à l'arrondissage soir inférieure au 1/10 de l'incertitude de mesure" (AFNOR NF X 06-044"

This rule is referred to in a metrology procedure about rounding. I have found references to a "rule of 10:1", but I'm not sure it's the same thing, and to be honest I'm not finding much about the rule in French, which doesn't help. Can anyone tell me if the "rule of 10:1" is the same thing ?
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Antonio Tomás Lessa do Amaral
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Antonio Tomás Lessa do Amaral



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one tenth rule


Antonio Tomás Lessa do Amaral
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agree  Bourth (X): Works for me. I hardly think it's a generally accepted rule that is understood without explanation, but it is explained here and is perfectly clear. To make it even more clear, then "THIS one-tenth rule" would indicate it is not a general thing.
32 mins
  -> Bourtr, thank you, Antonio

agree  chris collister: Yes the bit in quotes is taken directly from AFNOR
1 hr
  -> Chris, thank you, Antonio
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