All problems are from the text,
(7th edition) by
Freedman & Kaufmann.
* In addition to the problem in the book, consider the effect of uncertainty in
the measurement. What range of distances do you obtain if the uncertainty in
the parallax angle is ± 0.01&Prime?
(i.e., p = 0.153&Prime ± 0.01&Prime means p is in the range 0.143&Prime < p < 0.163&Prime).
What happens if the uncertainty is ± 0.1&Prime?
** Extra credit.
Be sure to show your work. A simple "Yes" does not constitute a complete answer. You must write in complete sentences and show all mathematical computations to receive full credit. Your homework must be legible for us to grade it - please be neat!