I understand the formal definition for big O notation but is there an intuitive interpretation?. For example, if(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

is it reasonable to say that for large n f(x) grows at the same rate asCode (Text):f(x) = O(x[SUP]-1/4[/SUP])?Code (Text):n[SUP]-1/4[/SUP]

Thanks in advance

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Big O notation (for calculus, not computer science)

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**