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Homework Help: Probability and uncertainties

  1. Jan 14, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Hi all.

    Lets say i have some data points (x, y) (we will call these data 'D'). There is no uncertainty in x, and the uncertainty in y is 1.

    I believe t hat x and y are connected as y = ax2, and I want to find the probability of a having a certain value given the data D.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know how to find the probability of y having some specific value given some data points for y with an uncertainty. But in this case, x and y are connected by a. I thought that perhaps the relative unvertainty in y is the same for a?

    Thanks in advance.

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