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  • Subject: [mg31641] AW: [mg31617] making a e-funtion of two covrdinates
  • From: Matthias.Bode at
  • Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 05:46:05 -0500 (EST)
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Hello Roderik,

plug in your y and t values and try:

 \!\(InputForm\`\(y1 = 2\n
  y2 = 5\n
  t1 = 1\n
  t2 = 7\n
  Solve[{y1 == u\ \[ExponentialE]\^\(a\ t1\), 
      y2 == u\ \[ExponentialE]\^\(a\ t2\)}, {u, a}]\)\)

By the way, MATHEMATICA uses the widely accepted value of 2.71828..... for
Euler's Number "e".

Best regards,

Matthias Bode
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Betreff: [mg31617] making a e-funtion of two covrdinates

I have got two coordinates out of graph. The line through the
coordinates could be described as:

y = U * e^(a * t)

(e is Exponetial e (approx. 2.37))

t is the x-value, I have give two points (t1,y1) and (t2,y2)

I have tried several things (Solve and Fit for example), but I can't
get the function.
Does anyone know what should be the input to let Mathematica solve the
a and U in the formula.

Much thanks in advance,

r.f.emmerink at 

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