# Propagation of error help

## Homework Statement

I slide a ball off of a ramp (the ramp is on a table) and the ball hits the ground and bounces horizontally and vertical.
I know that horizontal velocity = horizontal distance*sqrt(gravity/2*height) or d*sqrt(g/2h)
I want to know the equation for calculation error.

The expression for the error in the horizontal component of ball's velocity is:
Select one:
a. error v = v[(error d)/d + (error g)/g +(error h)/h]
b. error v/2 = v[(error d)/d + (error g)/g +(error h)/h]
c. error v/4 = v[(error d)/d + (error g)/g +(error 2h)/h]
d. error v = v[(error d)/d + (error g)/g +(error 2h)/h]
e. error v/2 = v[(error 2d)/d + (error g)/g +(error h)/h]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I think its a. The problem I have is the 2h. I don't know how to deal with it. If v=sqrt(g/h) then I know for sure the answer is a. but since that 2 is there I don't know if the answer is still a.

If $x$ is a function of measured variables $u, v, \ldots$,
$$x = f(u, v, \ldots),$$
then,
$$\sigma_x^2 \approx \sigma_u^2 \left ( \frac{\partial x}{\partial u} \right )^2 + \sigma_v^2 \left ( \frac{\partial x}{\partial v} \right )^2 + \ldots \;.$$
You should be able to figure it out from there. Except that I think you may have written down the possible solutions incorrectly; aren't there some missing square roots?

haruspex