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The following are some recommended self-assessment questions for the lesson called The standard error rectangle and standard error ellipse (by review of some familiar examples).

Question 1

We looked in this topic at the concept of the point error ellipse and at the equations for a, b, and \beta. Can you derive the equations for the semi-minor and semi-major axes of the relative ellipse? You don’t need to derive the equation for \beta. (Hint: You can use error propagation to make short(er) work of it.)