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    Transforming into linear functions

    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(∆Sá/R) exp(-∆Há/RT) where kB, h, ∆ Sá, ∆Há and R are constants
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    For the first one you can use the transformation
    s = x^2/a^2
    t = y^2/b^2
    For the second one take the logarithm of each side and use log proporties (see wikipedia) to get what you want.
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