A Graph Worksheet is an excellent, quick and easy way to calculate the slope of a curve with a minimum of mathematical sleuthing. Although graphs are a useful tool to help someone understand the results of a certain process, often a Graph Worksheet is used by engineers and architects to calculate the slope of a curve. Here is how to find the slope of a curve from a Graph Worksheet.
There are five different types of graphs for a slope. A Calculation Graph, a Derivative Graph, a Transition Graph, a Schematic Graph, and a Summary Graph. Calculation Graphs are best used for small operations where the same step or segment is repeated many times. These steps can be added together to find the maximum result. A Derivative Graph is used to show the effect of various forces on a curve.
Transition Graphs show the effect of a change in force in different parts of the curve. Schematic Graphs are used to show the effect of inflection in a curve. Finally, Summary Graphs show the effect of a change in two different factors, such as speed and gradient.
Using a Graph Worksheet to find the slope of a curve is as easy as entering the data from the graph onto the worksheet. The different types of graphs available for a slope can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. Once the required type of graph is found the data can be entered into the graph and the results can be used in the spreadsheet.
A Graph Worksheet is available to download in two forms. The free version contains no actual mathematical operations and will be the perfect free tool to use for learning the basics of Graphs.
A more expensive version of the Graph Worksheet includes mathematical operations that will allow anyone to perform more complex calculations with the basic graph.
Finding slope from a graph worksheet is not as difficult as it seems. It is an easy process that can be performed by anyone with access to a computer. Just remember that in most cases the graphs that are available for a slope will not be enough to show the full effect of a change in pressure or gradient.