## How do you Linearize a curved data?

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Mathematical form:

- Make a new calculated column based on the mathematical form (shape) of your data.
- Plot a new graph using your new calculated column of data on one of your axes.
- If the new graph (using the calculated column) is straight, you have succeeded in linearizing your data.
- Draw a best fit line USING A RULER!

## What is the formula for linearization?

The Linearization of a function f(x,y) at (a,b) is L(x,y) = f(a,b)+(x−a)fx(a,b)+(y−b)fy(a,b). This is very similar to the familiar formula L(x)=f(a)+f′(a)(x−a) functions of one variable, only with an extra term for the second variable.

**What equation makes a sideways parabola?**

The parabola opens “sideways” and the axis of symmetry of the parabola is horizontal. The standard form of equation of a horizontal parabola is x=ay2+by+c where a , b , and c are all real numbers and a≠0 and the equation of the axis of symmetry is y=−b2a .

### What does it mean to linearize a graph?

Most relationships which are not linear, can be graphed so that the graph is a straight line. This process is called a linearization of the data. This does not change the fundamental relationship or what it represents, but it does change how the graph looks.

### What is a open parabola?

There is an easy way to tell whether the graph of a quadratic function opens upward or downward: if the leading coefficient is greater than zero, the parabola opens upward, and if the leading coefficient is less than zero, the parabola opens downward. Study the graphs below: Figure %: On the left, y = x2.

**How do you Linearize something?**

## Is a sideways parabola A quadratic?

The important difference in the two equations is in which variable is squared: for regular (vertical) parabolas, the x part is squared; for sideways (horizontal) parabolas, the y part is squared.