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How to calculate

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It’s just multiplication, have no fear

(A true story, with some added sarcasm, to illustrate that using equations is safer in the long run than trying to avoid using equations)   My lab has a new centrifuge that I recently needed to use for the first time.  Like most centrifuges, you can set the rotations per minute (RPM) and the number [...]

Michaelis-Menten grapher

http://www.physiologyweb.com/calculators/michaelis_menten_equation_interactive_graph.html Physiology.web often has very useful calculators and explanations.  Their interactive Michaelis Menten equation grapher is a very nice way to explore what can be a difficult concept to grasp.

Bayes explained very nicely

http://meandering-through-mathematics.blogspot.com/2011/05/bayesian-theory.html I found this link to be a very helpful description of Bayes’ theorem.    

Birth of the Blog

This blog, like the book Lab Math from which it springs (incompletely formed), will be about numbers. I will endeavor to:

1. showcase the basic and the practical, not the challenging or even the advanced;

2.. provide straightforward guidance for the unenthusiastic (“just do it exactly this way”);

3.. provide refreshers for those needing refreshment (whether they know it or not.)