Observing change

  • E. S. Swinbourne
Part of the Studies in Modern Chemistry book series (SMC)


When observations are made upon a system undergoing change, the observer is commonly led to suspect that there are direct associations between certain of the variables in the system. Attempts to represent these associations quantitatively assist in the classification of the behavioural pattern of the system, and may lead to an interpretation of this behaviour in terms of a mathematical or physical model. In the case of a chemical kinetic system this model could correspond to a mechanism for the chemical change.


Confidence Limit Rate Coefficient Divided Difference High Order Difference Estimate Maximum Error 
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© E. S. Swinbourne 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Swinbourne
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  1. 1.New South Wales Institute of TechnologyAustralia

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