Study Guide:    Straight Lines and Linear Regression

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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science, 2nd Edition
   Graham Currell and Antony Dowman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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This study unit aims to develop the skills for handling units in science. This is achieved by a series of video tips and associated QVA tutorials - questions with video worked answers.

Straight line relationships
QVA tutorial

Using y = mx + c
QVA tutorial 

Using SLOPE and INTERCEPT
QVA tutorial

Straight line analysis of pV = nRT
QVA tutorial

Using Excel for linear regression in science
Study Guide: Data analysis, error and uncertainty using Excel
Case study: Beer's law - absorbance v concentration
Video example: Beer's law (video 1) + Beer's law (video 2)

Uncertainty in calibration calculations
Case study:
Beer's law - absorbance v concentration
Video example:
Beer's law (video 3)

Linearization
QVA tutorial

Linear calibration in science
QVA tutorial

Any comments, corrections or suggestions welcome -
graham.currell@uwe.ac.uk