Conclusions

Below we shall summarize our conclusions:

Using constants L' and C'
Value Percent error
Speed of Light 2.6 x 108 m/s 13.3 %
Cable Impedance 57.7 ohms 7.8%

 

Experimental method
Value Percent error
Speed of Light 2.88 x 108 m/s 4 %
Cable Impedance 55.4 ohms 3.4%

As the previous tables show, we achieved a higher level of accuracy in measuring the speed of light and the cable's impedance by using circuits and the oscilloscope . Deriving these values from measurements of the dialectric and conductor radii were much less accurate. As stated earlier, this inaccuracy can be attributed to difficulty in measuring the lengths with only a caliper. 

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