When to double the parameter to get delta v


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Tinisha 1G
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When to double the parameter to get delta v

Postby Tinisha 1G » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:07 pm

In the homework, there are questions that asked for the minimum uncertainty of the object's position, and when it said minimum, the solution's manual did not double the parameter of the velocity. Although, when it does not say minimum, they double the parameter? Does the word "minimum" play a role in whether we double the parameter or not?

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Re: When to double the parameter to get delta v

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:20 am

Uncertainty in velocity is the difference between the highest and lowest possible values for the velocity. In some cases, velocity is given as a value some error. In this case, you would have to double that error to find the total uncertainty in velocity.

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Re: When to double the parameter to get delta v

Postby Andrew Sun 1I » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:36 pm

if a question says the speed is 3.24 +/- 0.06 m/s, would delta V be 0.12 m/s?

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Re: When to double the parameter to get delta v

Postby jguiman4H » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:03 pm

Yeah, as Chem Mod said above, "uncertainty in velocity is the difference between the highest and lowest possible values for the velocity".

So given 3.24 +/- 0.06 m/s, our highest possible value is 3.30 and our lowest is 3.18.

The difference of the above values is 0.12 m/s which is what delta v/uncertainty in velocity would be, so yes, it would be 0.12 m/s.


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