Study Guide: Straight Lines and Linear Regression

Produced by Graham Currell, University of the West of England, Bristol in association with:
Royal Society of Chemistry, 'Discover Maths for Chemists' website
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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science, 2nd Edition
   Graham Currell and Antony Dowman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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Most resource topics listed below include a series of QVAs - questions with video answers. If you need further help in understanding these topics, you may search the Discover Maths for Chemists website for other resources using the appropriate 'keywords' and 'level'.

Topics in recommended order of study
(click to run QVAs)
Keywords Level
Straight line relationships straight line Basic
Using y = mx + c straight line, slope, intercept Basic
Using SLOPE and INTERCEPT slope, intercept Basic
Straight line analysis of pV = nRT ideal gas law Basic
Using Excel for linear regression in science (Study unit)
Beer's law example: Vid1 & Vid2
regression, calibration Intermediate
Uncertainty in calibration calculations
Beer's law example: Vid3
calibration, uncertainty Intermediate
Linearization linearization Intermediate
Linear calibration in science calibration Intermediate

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30/03/10