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Homework Help: Need some help on a Dimensional Analysis probelem

  1. Feb 2, 2008 #1
    I am not to sure how to calculate this out

    A rectangular plate has a length of 23.2 +/- .2 cm and a width of 9.0 +/- .1 cm. calculate the area and its uncertainty

    Anyhelp would be greatly apriciated
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  3. Feb 3, 2008 #2

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    It's best to have a look at http://physicsed.buffalostate.edu/pubs/MeasurementAnalysis/MA1_9ed.pdf" [Broken]. Both give explicit examples of your type of problem, but use different methods. I think the first one is the simpler.
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