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Ryker

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## Homework Statement

Linearize the equation

[tex]y = Ae^{-\frac{b}{2m}t}[/tex],

so that lny is the x variable and t is the y-variable. What happens to the slope and the intercept if you increase b?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Taking ln of both sides, I get the equation

[tex]t = -\frac{2m}{b} \ln y + \frac{2m}{b} \ln A[/tex].

If you increase b, then the slope goes from more negative to less negative, whereas the intercept decreases. Is this correct or do you take the slope to be decreasing, because its absolute value decreases?