Q: Is uncertainty a situation which involves imperfect and/or unknown information? ¶
Q: Is uncertainty an unintelligible expression without a straightforward description""? ¶
A: Yes, It arises in subtly different ways in a number of fields, including insurance, philosophy, physics, statistics, economics, finance, psychology, sociology, engineering, metrology, and information science.
Q: Is uncertainty propagated through calculations so that the calculated value has some degree of uncertainty depending upon the uncertainties of the measured values and the equation used in the calculation? ¶
Q: Is uncertainty often implicit? ¶
A: Yes, while for any serious use an explicit statement of the measurement uncertainty is necessary.
Q: Is uncertainty often an important factor in economics? ¶
Q: Is uncertainty given as the square root of the resulting variance? ¶
Q: Is uncertainty about the human definitions and concepts? ¶
A: Yes, and not an objective fact of nature.
Q: Is uncertainty larger than the standard deviation of the repeated measures? ¶
A: Yes, and it appears evident that the uncertainty does not depend only on instrumental precision.
Q: Is uncertainty by describing new research that contradicts past research without providing context for the change Other times? ¶
A: Yes, and journalists give scientists with minority views equal weight as scientists with majority views, without adequately describing or explaining the state of scientific consensus on the issue.
Q: Is uncertainty described in the "Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement" published by ISO? ¶
Q: Is uncertainty a central concept quantifying the dispersion one may reasonably attribute to a measurement result? ¶
Q: Is uncertainty an irreducible property of nature or if there are "hidden variables" that would describe the state of a particle even more exactly than Heisenberg's uncertainty principle allows? ¶
Q: Is uncertainty involved in every measurement? ¶
A: Yes, such as measuring a distance, a temperature, etc.
Q: Is uncertainty designed into games? ¶
A: Yes, and most notably in gambling, where chance is central to play.
Q: Is uncertainty ± one tenth? ¶
A: Yes, and it is required to be explicit: 7001105000000000000♠10.
Q: Is uncertainty often interpreted by the public as ignorance? ¶