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Homework Statement
The equation for the velocity of a falling parachutist can be computed by,
[tex]v(t) = \frac{gm}{c}(1e^{(\frac{c}{m})t})[/tex]
Use a firstorder error analysis to estimate the error of v at t = 6, if g = 9.8 and m = 9.8, c = 12.5 plus or minus 1.5.
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The Attempt at a Solution
I've never done "first order error analysis" using taylor series so I've looked at the solution to try and do the problem backwards but I can't make sense of what's going on. (See figure attached)
Can someone clarify to me what they're doing here? I need the ideas behind what's being done.
Thanks again!
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