“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” – Albert Einstein

Many people compare chemistry to cooking.  If you follow the directions, you’ll end up making a tasty cake.  In some aspects of my project, this is accurate.  However, the extended kinetic method has so many more nuances than a simple recipe.  Regarding the experimental part of my project, there are two sections: solution-making and data acquisition.

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Week One- Time Series

Most of the time, it can be difficult to find direction in mathematics research. Trying to phrase a meaningful question that could lead to meaningful answers is a great challenge in initiating research. To accomplish this step, I spent my first week of research reading various books on Chaos and time-series. I became familiar with terminology that pervades the area of interest. I found it helpful to write a list of definitions, which will be useful when I write about my research.

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