Transform the following relationships/functions into linear form and identify the expressions for the x and y variables, the slope and the y-intercept:

a) (x^2/a^2) + (y^2/b^2) = 1

b) K(T) = (kBT/h) exp(∆S‡/R) exp(-∆H‡/RT) where kB, h, ∆ S‡, ∆H‡ and R are constants