Silly physics...

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Wed Feb 12 14:37:53 PST 2003


On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 21:06:07 +0000 (UTC)
rbpark-NOSPAM at ualberta.ca (Rob Park) wrote:

> F=(kq1q2)/r^2, and to find the error
> in F, you have to propagate the error from q1, q2, and r through that
> equation with well defined and thoroughly disgusting propagation of
> error calculations.
> 
> Suffice it to say, when you multiply by a constant, you also multiply
> the error by that constant... and k just happens to be 8.99 * 10^9.

<cut>

> give or take 400,000 km.

*cough*WHAT*cough*

That makes no sense.

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