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Dependent vs manipulated variables

  1. Apr 2, 2004 #1
    I forgot all about dependent, manipulated variables etc.

    Can anyone link me to a site explaining this stuff?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 2, 2004 #2
    Independent variable: the variable that you change arbitrarily. For example, if you have some function of x, call it f(x), then x will be the independent variable.

    Dependent variable: the variable that changes due to the independent variable. For example, if we let y = f(x), then y is the dependent variable because its value depends on the value of x.

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