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Is my physics course following acceptable standards?

  1. Aug 2, 2010 #1
    Hi I am enrolled in first year physics we use Halliday and Resnick Fundamentals of physics and in uncertainty we haven't learned something called Gaussian error propagation. for errors in measures which people I know from other universities did. Is that ok or does my course have problems covering something important?
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2010 #2

    Doc Al

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    I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 #3
    So is this Gaussian error propagation something optional because they do the uncertainties in different ways which I didn't understand.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2010 #4

    Doc Al

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    I wouldn't worry about it. You can always teach yourself various error propagation methods, as needed. Concentrate on learning the physics.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2010 #5
    Agree with Doc Al.
     
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