I've been working recently in the area of tissue cell mechanics; specifically, I'm measuring mechanical stiffness (or compliance, the reciprocal of stiffness) and considering its possible underlying distribution.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I was wondering about the following: If the distribution of stiffness measurements is approximately Gaussian (or lognormal, or gamma distributed, etc.), then what can we say about the distribution of the corresponding compliance (= 1/stiffness) values? More generally, if [itex]x[/itex] is distributed in a certain way, what about [itex]1/x[/itex]? Is there a simple relationship?

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# Relationship between dist. of x and dist. of 1/x?

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