power law

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Noun1.power law - (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
psychophysics - the branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects
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A Theory of Power Law Distributions in Financial Market Fluctuations," Nature, 423, 267-270.
In this paper, the general probabilistic description of events is given first, with emphasis on the Weibull and Pareto power law distributions.
Robust statistical tests of Dragon-Kings beyond power law distributions, The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 2012, 205, 95-115.
Under power law distributions, most members of a population occupy the long, low part of the curve at the right (i.
To start, in general, much noncompliance with laws and regulations by offenders also follows a power law distribution.
Thus, power law distributions and convergence theories are mutually exclusive.
A Zipfian distribution is one of many power law distributions.
Unfortunately, a closer look at the fascination within the complex science community with power law relationships reveals a very cavalier attitude toward inferring power law relationships or strict power law distributions from measurements.
The negative binomial distribution--which is as well behaved as it is possible for a distribution to be--seems more deserving of the moniker remarkable than the power law distributions in terms of quality of fit.
Here he discusses the lessons that can be drawn for today's information society from the mathematical modeling of power law distributions in nonlinear information systems.
Power law distributions have been used in the sciences to fit data in a wide variety of applications.
Power law distributions and fractal properties, consistent with the above, are commonly found in magmatic and non-magmatic fracture systems [27-29].