Estimate the quantity using Linear Approximation and find the error using a calculator.
I need the and the error in Linear Approximation, please help!
Look at the first term:
.....
where is the remainder, or the error in the linear approximation.
(here I am using a rule of thumb that the error is approximatly the first neglected term, in this case
this can be made precise)
So:
RonL
Last edited by CaptainBlack; Oct 9th 2007 at 12:17 PM.
I need in a numerical form, I got the answer -0.0015 using examples from my textbook, but it's apparently incorrect. Thanks for the help. I still can't figure it out.
Last edited by Quiz0n; Oct 9th 2007 at 02:21 PM.
Reason: I'm lost!
I need in a numerical form, I got the answer -0.0015 using examples from my textbook, but it's apparently incorrect. Thanks for the help. I still can't figure it out.
You have a calculator, so you can evaluate what I gave in my earlier post.
If you are going to give an answer to two significant digits round it correctly
don't just truncate the answer to two significant digits.