You are correct in the sense that the radius has an uncertainty, so the curve should too. However, for simplicity in this lab you should just plot the function given with an appropriate radius value... no uncertainties. You account for you error in measurement with the data points you have. You can then compare the theory to experiment by looking at your experimental data with error bars and comparing an overlap (if there is any) with the theory curve, at each point.
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Why don't we include any uncertainties in our theoretical values. Since they are derived from the radius and angle measurements, shouldn't they also have uncertainties? If not, then how do we account for our error in measurement?
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