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Old 08-06-2012, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: Why is N so large? (question 1,2)

Originally Posted by Dan Elbert View Post
In the lecture, the professor gave a rule of thumb that N>~10*Dv.c. in order to get a reasonable error.
But in these calculations, we see that N has to be much larger than that.
Why is so? Can anybody explain?
These calculations use a bound that is admittedly very loose. The rule of thumb gives the practical version of it.
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