Silly physics...

Rob Park rbpark-NOSPAM at ualberta.ca
Wed Feb 12 22:22:47 PST 2003


Alas! Jochen Schröder spake thus:
> >Ah, you just gotta love physics...
> 
> Sorry but no! You have to multiply by k to get the error in F. Now if 
> you want to calculate the error in r=distance between balls, you have to 
> divide by k again. So you end up with a much lower error.

Sorry, that's bullshit. If your force is so uncertain, how can you
possibly get a certain distance out of it?

You can't get a result that is more certain than it's component
measurements. In other words, uncertainty always increases ;)

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