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Nothing wrong with that - it's how I worked out that the Tinseth calculator wasn't working for my conditions.manticle said:I've become super lax about my additions of late - just going off guestimates and using my palate as a yardstick
I actually don't think the sign in Eq 12 is wrong, if it were Cdeg would move in the wrong direction over time.MHB said:This is the old Excel spreadsheet I put together (about 10 years ago) it shows the interplay of the Alpha > Iso Alpha > Degradation.
Its basically equation 12 (with the sign reversed), it illustrates the conditions of the experiment, without any of the additions/modifications/improvements you have made.
Interesting work to date much appreciated.
As it stands the RHS of Eq 12 reads Calpha,initial + Calpha,initial / (rate terms) where any mathematician would have expressed that as
Calpha,initial ( 1 + 1 / (rate terms)).
Also at t = 0 the rate term exponentials are both = 1 so their difference = 0 and the rate terms disappear so as it stands or with your modification we would be left with C deg = C alpha, initial which makes no sense.
I believe the first Calpha,initial. term should be Cdeg,initial instead.