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the reason for resolution



> >There is a difference between resolution and accuracy. The Radio Shack
> >unit displays to  0.1F resolution, but has  2F accuracy. The Hanna
> >Instruments displays to  0.1F and has an accuracy of  0.5F and costs
>
> Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's the point of a  0.1
> resolution if the accuracy is only  0.5?
>
>
>
Simple, you can tell the difference between temperatures that are only 
0.1 F apart, but you can't tell the actual temperature to better than 
0.5.
Harvey Schneider
<harvsch at earthlink_net>