Question about HW1.45 and how to determine the incertainty of velocity  [ENDORSED]


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Jiaruo Wang 1K
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Question about HW1.45 and how to determine the incertainty of velocity

Postby Jiaruo Wang 1K » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:16 pm

1.45 A bowling ball of mass 8.00 kg is rolled down a bowling alley lane at 5.00+/-5.0m/s. What's the minimum uncertainty in its positon?

The student solution manual take 5m/s as the delta v. I feel confused because based on what i learned from the video, the delta v in this question should be doubled as 10m/s. I asked the TA, but he said use 5m/s too.

Can someone please help explain a little bit? Thanks a lot!
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Re: Question about HW1.45 and how to determine the incertainty of velocity  [ENDORSED]

Postby Edward_Lee_3C » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:36 pm

If you check the Solution Manuel Errors on Dr. Lavelle's website 1.45 is on there and you're completely right!


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