Analysis

  • Propose the power law if necessary.
  • Show explicitly the linearization working.
  • State the graph to be plotted.
  • State the validity statement.
  • State how the constants can be calculated.
    • E.g.
    • We hypothesize that Y=k{{X}^{n}}, where k and n are constant.
    • \lg Y=n\lg X+\lg k
    • Plot lg Y against log X
    • If the formula is valid, a straight line graph would be obtained.
    • Gradient equals n and y-intercept equals lg k.