# How do you Linearize a curved data?

## How do you Linearize a curved data?

Mathematical form:

1. Make a new calculated column based on the mathematical form (shape) of your data.
2. Plot a new graph using your new calculated column of data on one of your axes.
3. If the new graph (using the calculated column) is straight, you have succeeded in linearizing your data.
4. 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.