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.