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Question from Justene, a parent:

My daughter has a physics lab where she must linearize a graph of acc vs. mass. I have no idea how to help her.


To linearize a graph means to draw a line through the data points - or at least as close to them as possible. Just plot the values of mass along one axis and acceleration along the other. Then find the best fitting line through the data.

Stephen La Rocque.

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