Suppose you calculated the speed of light in an unknown substance to be #4.00 xx10^8# m/s. How could you tell if you made an error in your calculations?

1 Answer
Jun 12, 2017

Answer:

Possibly by your professor giving you a severe beatdown for incompetence........

Explanation:

The speed of light in a vacuum has been repeatedly measured at #3.00xx10^8*m*s^-1#. AS far as anybody knows this is a fundamental constant. Your measurement had the right order of magnitude, but it lacks in accuracy.........