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Propagation of Error

Numerical Method

The propagation of errors in individual mathematical operations, such as addition, multiplication, raising numbers to powers, etc. can be determined with specific analytical formulas. However, the analysis of the propagation of errors through a model is frequently most easily accomplished numerically.

Analytical Methods

Formulas for functions of one variable

Formulas for functions of two variables