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Title: Size-frequency and rank-frequency relations,power laws and exponential relations: a unified approach
Authors: EGGHE, Leo 
ROUSSEAU, Ronald 
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Progress in Natural science, 13(6). p. 478-480
Abstract: Power laws, such as Zipf s law, and exponential relations, leading to straight lines in logarithmic or semi-logarithmic scales, are presented in a unified setting. It is shown that the class of size-frequency power laws is larger than the class of rank-frequency power laws. Their ubiquity in all fields of science is illustrated.
Keywords: power laws; Lotka's law; Zipf's law; exponentials; unification
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/765
ISSN: 1002-0071
e-ISSN: 1745-5391
DOI: 10.1080/10020070312331343880
ISI #: 000183347000014
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2004
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