Inherent Bias in Nonlinear Least Squares Analysis of First-Order Kinetic Data
CHEMICAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Generally, it is assumed in analyzing first-order kinetic data that the unweighted fit to the exponential function, at bEXP-KT, is superior to that of the logarithmic function, ln b - kt. A careful analysis shows that this conclusion is not justified. In addition, a comparison of fits of actual data to both functions demonstrates that the methods are essentially equivalent.
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