Also contains definition of: calibration curve
The functional (not statistical) relationship for the chemical measurement process
, relating the expected value
of the observed (gross) signal or response variable
to the analyte amount .
The corresponding graphical display for a single analyte is referred to as the calibration
curve. When extended to additional variables or analytes which occur in multicomponent
analysis, the 'curve
' becomes a calibration surface or hypersurface.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1699
(Nomenclature in evaluation of analytical methods including detection and quantification
capabilities (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1703
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2177