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Uncertainty calculation and variational calculus

  1. Feb 20, 2010 #1
    hello, this is my first post in this forum, i hope i find some help from you.

    i wanted to know how to calculate uncertainty of measurments (in experiments) starting from the variational calculus. any books please.

    thank you in advance
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 22, 2010 #2
    Are you sure you want to apply the 'calculus of variations' to measurements?

    This is not its usual application.

    Unless you are referring to deriving the most probable estimate of error and weighting factors from a Taylor series?

    If you post some more detail someone may be able to help.
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