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Why are so many phenomena exponentially distibuted?

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    I can't count the number of times I've encountered exponential trends in my daily life (productivity, skill differences, wealth differences) not even all socioeconomic...you can even find it in nature (the amplitude of an electron decreeasing exponentially as you get away from the center)....the length of phone calls to a call center...the various sku's of a company that gets sold......the reasons of why certain products fail (poission charts) there are many more examples (too many to count in other areas of the universe and life).

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
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  3. Jan 29, 2012 #2


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