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  • n. Plural form of exponential.


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  • Also, the wavefunctions necessarily contain imaginary numbers and complex exponentials, which is weird because all the physical quantities we measure are real nubers, pretty much by definition.

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  • That sort of demands we sacrifice basic understanding of relative comparisons and factors of 10. 30 million years compared to 3.8 billion years deals with exponentials.


  • Of course, at low values of ‘s’, both models are approximately equal, so it is possible to teach without doing the exponentials.

    Red Lynx Simulator - The Panda's Thumb

  • Brilliant satire, including the explanation of how exponentials work, and why they are misleading!

    Rabett Run

  • This is just another instantiation of linear human behavior running afoul of exponentials in computer performance and pricing.

    Rabett Run

  • But isn't the real issue here a matter of essential ignorance rather than negative exponentials in some statistician's notebook?

    Demarcation as Politics

  • It DOES really change things that much and they are NOT exponentials.

    YTD Hurricane Activity « Climate Audit

  • For such a process, given n occurrences in any given interval, their distribution is then the same as a simple random sample of n realizations of a random variable whose density function is ë(t) (suitably normed to be a density over that interval) and the waiting times between occurrences are distributed not as exponentials, but as the differences of consecutive order statistics from that distribution.

    YTD Hurricane Activity « Climate Audit

  • The times between storms do not behave like independent exponentials.

    YTD Hurricane Activity « Climate Audit

  • When I tried to fit negative exponentials to the data, this failed in nearly all cases.

    Rob Wilson Archives Data « Climate Audit


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