Mean, and standard deviation question.

1. Nov 11, 2004

faust9

Here's the question:

so, I said the mean (X) of delta is 0.0015 and the standard deviation (S) of delta is 0.000092

$$X_d=0.0015, S_d=0.000092$$
$$X_l=2.000, S_l=0.0081$$

I said $$Z=d/l\ thus\ X_z=X_d/X_l$$ and the $$S_z^2=(C_d^2+C_l^2)/X_z^2$$

So, I did the following: $$X_e=X_d/X_l=0.0015/2.000=0.00075$$

and $$S_z=\sqrt{((0.000092/0.0015)^2+(0.0081/2.000)^2)/0.00075^2}=81.956$$

The last part doesn't seem right though. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

2. Nov 12, 2004

ehild

If you denoted the relative errors by C

$$S_z^2=(C_d^2+C_l^2)*X_z^2$$ instead of what you used.