physics, error calculation repost
posted by Trace .
I need to derive an error equation for Bohr's model to use in my physics lab this week. I am really bad at calculus, so if anyone can help me that would be really great.
the equation is
(1/lambda)=R[(1/n^2final)(1/n^2initial)]
I've never had to derive anything like this before. Even if someone could tell me HOW to do it, I'll be happy to do it myself.
Thanks

error in what? I am uncertain of what your goal is.

Hi Bob, I have to derive the error in the wavelength. I only know how to derive error equations from multiplication or addition/subtraction.
For example, if I needed to derive an arror equation for N=MT it would be deltaN=(deltaM+deltaT)N
So how do I do it for a division question? 
sorry, edit, that would be (deltaM/M + deltaT/T)N