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Polynomial

polynomial

(Science: mathematics) An expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus; as, a^2 - 2ab _ b^2.

Origin: Poly- _ -nomial, as in monomial, binomial: cf. F. Polynome.


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Line/Curve of Best Fit?

... data points are at pH 4 and above. Just a warning about curve fitting: if you have, say, 10 data points, you are guaranteed to find a 10th-degree polynomial that fits all the data points exactly --that is with residual errors of exactly zero. Just because it "fits" doesn't necessarily ...

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by blcr11
Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:59 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Line/Curve of Best Fit?
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Re: Line/Curve of Best Fit?

... is maximal, and then activity falls off at pHs above or below the pH optimum. If you have enough points you could fit some sort of interpolating polynomial, but I don’t see how that would help you much. Maybe even Excel has a spline or interpolating function. A free-hand curve should do, I would ...

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by blcr11
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Line/Curve of Best Fit?
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Line/Curve of Best Fit?

... on MS Excel as shown below. [url] http://img392.imageshack.us/my.php?image=graphai4.jpg[/url] My coordinates are not linear or in a recognisable polynomial form, so I am wondering if I should draw a line of best fit, a curve of best fit, or connect all the points. I am also noticing that most ...

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by vertciel
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:06 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Line/Curve of Best Fit?
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Dihybrib Crossing

A mnemonic acronym that means First Outer Inner Last. This refers to the order to perform polynomial equations. It never really made sense to me I read numbers like sentences.

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by Caspase
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:44 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Dihybrib Crossing
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TAXONOMY

i have lately be reading about taxonomy.....an iinteresting bit of info that i wud like to share.....before 1750s the polynomial nomenclature were in use.the names of species were real lenthy eg caryophyllum was called 'Caryophyllum sextilis folis gramineus umbellitis corymbis'.thanks ...

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by siya
Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:58 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TAXONOMY
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Views: 1032


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