Then among the foothills of the Sierras at Colfax, the coefficient drops till it is scarcely larger than the probable error.
We still have a probable error of several miles in hitting the target.
Even whilst writing this very Essay I have given an order with regard to which I foresaw a probable error.
The ambiguous term .05 is sometimes called the probable error.
"Two-sevenths of our force, with a probable error of one in seven," replied the younger Vorkul.
If, therefore, all were rated and scaled by this value, the results would fall under a curve of probable error.
It was a moderately complicated equation, and the computation of the probable error was especially tricky.
An examination of 1407 angles showed that the probable error of an observed angle is on the average 0″.28.
The probable error of a single observation of a fine object with this theodolite is about 0″.2.
But after allowing for my probable error, it figures an ellipse of low eccentricity, between the orbits of Io and Europa.