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Homework Help: Gaussian curve, x is a log scale

  1. Dec 10, 2009 #1
    Hello!
    If I have the gaussian function, but x is a loarithmic scale. Can I infer that, if x was plotted using a regualr scale, that the function would be 'fairly' linear? At least initially? As the rate of change gradually increases befor slowing down again. I think this is reasonable... I don't know how to try and represent it mathematically.
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2009 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    The Gaussian curve is
    [tex]y= ae^{-x^2}[/tex]
    so if x is a log scale you have
    [tex]y= ae^{-(log x)^2}[/itex]
    No, that is not a linear function.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2009 #3
    Thanks Halls.
     
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