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Testing Physics gre question: checking relationships with graphs

  1. Sep 30, 2012 #1
    question: "In laboratory experiments, graphs are employed to determine how one measured variable depends on another. These graphs generally fall into three categories: linear, semilog (logarithmic vs linear), and log-log. Which type of graph listed in the third column below would NOT be the best for plotting data to test the relationship given in the first and second columns?"


    The answer is D...it says a log-log plot should be used. But why wouldn't linear also work? If I plot V(out)/V(in) versus 1/w, that should be a linear graph if V(out)/V(in) is proportional to 1/w...?
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  3. Sep 30, 2012 #2

    Doc Al

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    You're plotting gain vs frequency (ω), not 1/ω.
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