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Homework Help: Lab uncertainties

  1. Feb 23, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I'm doing a physics lab and need to do the uncertainties, and the method I'm using is the natural log method, hich goes like this:
    (equation used was k*(x^a)*(y^b)*(z^c) )
    http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/3663/lnform.jpg [Broken]

    The equation I'm doing:

    http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/4214/40303282.jpg [Broken]

    I'm just wondering how it simplifies (the right most part of the first picture) so that I can take the partial dervs. (The Inside of ln is my actualy equation, calorimetry.)



    2. Relevant equations

    I don't know, otherwise I would apply them!

    3. The attempt at a solution

    It's a pretty straight foward problem, once I see it down once I think I can do it all the time in the future. The main problem I am having is dealing with the things in the denominator.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Feb 23, 2010 #2
    No one!? Is this not the correct approach? Would someone else use a different method to get an equation for the uncertainty?
     
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