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Re: Olympic data


Actually the scoring is somewhat coarser. I
think the individual judges can only score in 0.1
increments. There are maybe 7 (maybe 6 maybe 8)
judges which means the finest difference is about
0.1 / 7 = 0.0143. That is about the smallest
difference that I saw last night.

Roger Haar

Pete Lohstreter wrote:

Forum for Physics Educators <> on Tuesday, August
24, 2004 at 7:25 AM -0600 wrote:
Athletes are often ranked on the basis of experimental measurements of
time intervals. My impression is that differences between some outcomes
are too small to be meaningful.

Talking about meaningful(less). What about the men's gymnastics fiasco.
Opinions to the 0.001 !
Any ideas on quantifying this event?

Pete Lohstreter "Happy is he who gets to know
The Hockaday School the reasons for things. "
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