#### derivative plot

```How do i create a derivative plot?
I'm supposed to take reaction rates (slopes) from my graphs and enter in new
thanks
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1/31/2007 3:16:00 AM
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```You need to calculate the slopes somehow, or were you just going to eyeball
the? I've sometimes used a moving regression on the data. Say my X (or time)
and Y data were in A1:B100 and I wanted a 5-point moving average. I would
enter this formula in C3, and fill it down to C98:

=SLOPE(B3:B7,A3:A7)

The derivative plot would use columns A and C.

- Jon
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"nickelndime" <nickelndime@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1E0D2C39-AFB6-428D-9EA4-833045FE9869@microsoft.com...
> How do i create a derivative plot?
> I'm supposed to take reaction rates (slopes) from my graphs and enter in
> new
> columns in the spreadsheet...i'm confused
> thanks

```
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jonxlmvpNO (4558)
1/31/2007 2:24:46 PM
```Sounds like Chemistry!
How about using LINEST to get a polynomial fit (see
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme/ExcelTips/Polynomial.htm)
Do a manual differentiation of this equation and use it to find the slope at
any point
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
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"nickelndime" <nickelndime@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1E0D2C39-AFB6-428D-9EA4-833045FE9869@microsoft.com...
> How do i create a derivative plot?
> I'm supposed to take reaction rates (slopes) from my graphs and enter in
> new
> columns in the spreadsheet...i'm confused
> thanks

```
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bliengme5824 (3040)
1/31/2007 7:24:21 PM

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