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  Exponential growth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In mathematics, a quantity that grows exponentially is one whose growth rate is always proportional to its current size.
This is the reason that exponentially increasing the brightness of visual stimuli is perceived by humans as a smooth (linear) increase, rather than an exponential increase.
The resulting exponential growth of electrons and ions may rapidly lead to complete dielectric breakdown of the material.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Exponential_growth   (1829 words)

 Exponential function - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If a variable's growth or decay rate is proportional to its size — as is the case in unlimited population growth (see Malthusian catastrophe), continuously compounded interest, or radioactive decay — then the variable can be written as a constant times an exponential function of time.
The exponential function maps any line in the complex plane to a logarithmic spiral in the complex plane with the center at the origin.
The definition of the exponential function given above can be used verbatim for every Banach algebra, and in particular for square matrices (in which case the function is called the matrix exponential).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Exponential_function   (1112 words)

 The Law of Accelerating Returns
In exponential growth, we find that a key measurement such as computational power is multiplied by a constant factor for each unit of time (e.g., doubling every year) rather than just being added to incrementally.
There are a great many examples of the exponential growth implied by the law of accelerating returns in technologies as varied as DNA sequencing, communication speeds, electronics of all kinds, and even in the rapidly shrinking size of technology.
If we view the exponential growth of computation in its proper perspective as one example of the pervasiveness of the exponential growth of information based technology, that is, as one example of many of the law of accelerating returns, then we can confidently predict its continuation.
www.kurzweilai.net /articles/art0134.html?printable=1   (6430 words)

 PlanetMath: growth
For a survey on the topic, see: R. Grigorchuk, On growth in group theory, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Kyoto 1990, Volume I, II (Math.
Cross-references: semigroup, volume, theory, group, exponential function, polynomial function, bounded, function, closed under inverses, generating set, finitely generated group
This is version 5 of growth, born on 2004-09-14, modified 2005-12-30.
planetmath.org /encyclopedia/Growth.html   (152 words)

 OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms - Exponential growth
Exponential growth rates may take the form of annual growth rates, quarter-on-previous quarter growth rates or month-on-previous month growth rates.
The exponential growth rate is the growth rate between two points in time for certain population indicators, notably labour force and population.
This growth rate is based on a model of continuous exponential growth between two points in time.
stats.oecd.org /glossary/detail.asp?ID=6686   (164 words)

 Exponential Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Exponential growth/decay is growth in which the rate of growth is proportional to the current size.
The main example of exponential growth is population size.
Exponential decay is very common in Physics, two large examples being radioactive decay and the cooling of bodies.
www.mathsyear2000.org /alevel/pure/purtutloggro.htm   (219 words)

 Math in Daily Life -- Population Growth
With population growth, new members of the population eventually produce other new members of the population.
To arrive at a reasonable estimate of how the world's population will grow in the next 50 years, you need to look at birth and death rates (the rates at which people are being born and dying in any given period).
If birth and death rates stayed the same across the years in all parts of the world, population growth could be figured with a fairly simple formula much like the one used to figure compound interest.
www.learner.org /exhibits/dailymath/population.html   (497 words)

 Growth Models, Part 2
century English scholar, observed in an essay written in 1798 that the growth of the human population is fundamentally different from the growth of the food supply to feed that population.
Another characterization of exponential growth is that the percentage or relative growth of Q, i.e.
In other words, Malthus is claiming that, for a population undergoing exponential growth, the time it takes to double is independent of the size of the population.
www.math.duke.edu /education/postcalc/growth/growth2.html   (1424 words)

 Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential growth and decay are rates; that is, they represent the change in some quantity through time.
Exponential growth and decay provide an excellent opening for an introduction to the use of spreadsheet programs.
Exponential growth and decay is a concept that comes up over and over in introductory geoscience: Radioactive decay, population growth, CO increase, etc. When each new topic is introduced, make sure to point out that they have seen this type of function before and should recognize it.
serc.carleton.edu /quantskills/methods/quantlit/expGandD.html   (642 words)

 Basics of Exponential Growth
Its not to great of simplification to state that the failure to understand the concept of exponential growth by planners and/or legislators, is the single biggest problem in all of Environmental Studies and/or Management.
Clearly, Exponential growth, in general, is not understood by the lay public.
Exponential growth means that some quantity grows by a fixed percentage rate from one year to the next.
zebu.uoregon.edu /1999/es202/l3.html   (591 words)

 Exponential Growth: The Andromeda Strain
To investigate a simple example of exponential growth in both discrete and continuous growth situations.
Since we are interested in growth over a period of hours, express the doubling time in terms of hours.
If we know the doubling time associated with the growth of some particular species, and we convert our calendar units (days, weeks, years, etc) to multiples of the doubling time, then the process of growth (on that scale) would look identical to the one we already studied for bacteria in this example.
www.ugrad.math.ubc.ca /coursedoc/math100/notes/zoo/andromed.html   (1066 words)

 PlanetMath: growth of exponential function
"growth of exponential function" is owned by pahio.
Cross-references: corollary, power functions, exponential function, real, function, ceiling, positive, lemma
This is version 10 of growth of exponential function, born on 2004-11-26, modified 2006-03-27.
planetmath.org /encyclopedia/GrowthOfExponentialFunction.html   (120 words)

 EcoFuture™ Population and Sustainability - Exponential Growth and The Rule of 70
The use of natural logs arises from integrating the basic differential equation for exponential growth: dN/dt = rN, over the period from t=0 to t = the time period in question, where N is the quantity growing and r is the growth rate.
For the results to be accurate, all of these calculations assume that the growth rate remains unchanged throughout the interval in question, that is, that the growth is exponential at the average rate for the entire period.
When considering growth over a period of years, it is important to note that taking the natural logarithm of the ratio of the final value to the initial value and dividing by the time period in years gives the average annual growth rate.
www.ecofuture.org /pop/facts/exponential70.html   (1627 words)

 Exponential growth of debt - Gold & Silver Forum
There has to be mechanism that is causing the growth in debt to be exponential; I doubt that it is coincidence.
This coincides with the exponential growth of evil.
The interest grows the total debt exponentially as you have recognized and by the rules as the rules are written becomes unpayable.
www.goldismoney.info /forums/t27213-exponential-growth-of-debt.html   (2197 words)

 Wikinfo | Exponential growth
Such an exponentially growing population grows, in individuals per year, three times as fast when there are six million individuals, as it does when there are two millions.
The phrase exponential growth is also a misnomer used by persons unaware of quantitative matters to mean merely surprisingly fast growth.
There is a whole hierarchy of conceivable growth laws that are sub-exponential and also super-linear, and of course faster than exponential growth is also possible.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Exponential_growth   (496 words)

 Exponential Growth
The video {1} on exponential growth, presented by Warren, is one of the most shocking teachings I have ever seen emerge from a Southern Baptist.
Now, my first thought is, “what is exponential thinking?” He is asserting that it is “the most important principal” and so it is fair to examine this term as he defines it.
Calling exponential growth a New Testament model is only accurate if one refers to the body of Christ as a whole and not individual congregations.
www.inplainsite.org /html/exponential_growth.html   (3662 words)

 Mathwords: Exponential Growth
A model for growth of a quantity for which the rate of growth is directly proportional to the amount present.
This model is used for such phenomena as inflation or population growth.
is a model for the exponential growth of $7000 invested at 5% per year compounded continuously.
www.mathwords.com /e/exponential_growth.htm   (104 words)

 An examination of Rick Warren’s teaching on “exponential growth”
on exponential growth, presented by Warren, is one of the most shocking teachings I have ever seen emerge from a Southern Baptist.
Warren’s promise in this point is contingent upon the validity of the concept of “exponential growth.”  As we are discovering, the entire premise is wrong and, therefore, this comment is irrelevant.
“exponential thinking keeps you from making the mistake of setting up a system that won't get bigger.”  He said the church is “stuck in a shoe that isn't able to get any bigger.”  This is due to our faulty thinking.
monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/questions/RickWarren_growth.html   (3607 words)

 Exponential Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Its not to great of simplification to state that the failure to understand the concept of exponential growth by planners and/or legislators, is the single biggest problem in all of Environmental Studies and/or Managemant.
The red curve is linear growth, the green curve is exponential growth.
Often times exponential growth is plotted as a straight line on a semi-log plot.
zebu.uoregon.edu /1996/es202/l7.html   (367 words)

 Exponential growth and decay
Exponential functions show up in lots of applications, ranging from financial calculations to heat transfer to bacterial growth.
In exponential growth and decay problems, the independent variable is almost always t, representing time.
The constant k is called the growth rate in exponential growth and the decay rate in exponential decay.
www.math.wpi.edu /Course_Materials/MA1022C97/Labs/lab2_part1/node5.html   (350 words)

 Exponential growth - Search Results - MSN Encarta
When introduced into a favorable environment with an abundance of resources, a small population may undergo geometric, or exponential growth, in the...
Development (biology), branch of biology concerned with describing and understanding how a fertilized egg or spore or bud turns into an adult...
Growth, Human, process by which humans increase in size and develop their mature form and function.
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 Exponential Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Introduce exponential growth, and both differentiated and integrated forms of the exponential growth equation.
It will be interesting to compare the relationship of the per capita population growth rate, r, to population size, N, between the exponential growth models and other models of population growth.
Typically, exponential growth does not occur in the long term (although for one species, humans, it does currently model population growth reasonably well.
www.utm.edu /departments/cens/biology/rirwin/441_442/441ExpGrowth.htm   (1067 words)

 Exponential growth and decay made easy
            Growth or decay is the amount of change in the “y” quantity for a given change in the “x” quantity.
            Relative Growth or Decay rate: The relative growth or decay rate is the growth or decay rate as a percentage of the previous y value.
We may assume that this relative growth rate will remain constant, since the larger Maryville gets, the larger will be the growth rate, but as a percentage of the previous population, we will have the same result.
classes.tmcc.edu /bgallegos/math120/handouts/growthdecay.html   (941 words)

 Emilie Mason, Teacher Instructions, Growth
The differences between linear (arithmetic) and exponential (geometric) growth functions are emphasized in this lesson.
From this lesson students will discover that linear and exponential growth patterns exist in diverse situations.
Students know the laws of fractional exponents, understand exponential functions, and use these functions in problems involving exponential growth and decay.
score.kings.k12.ca.us /lessons/growth.html   (505 words)

 Bacterial Growth and Multiplication.
Scientists who study bacteria try to create the optimum environment in the lab: culture medium with the necessary energy source, nutrients, pH, and temperature, in which bacteria grow predictably.
LAG PHASE: Growth is slow at first, while the "bugs" acclimate to the food and nutrients in their new habitat.
exponential growth, binary fission, asexual reproduction, population dynamics, lag phase, log phase, stationary phase, death phase
www.cellsalive.com /ecoli.htm   (256 words)

 Exponential Growth
If a population has a constant birth rate through time and is never limited by food or disease, it has what is known as exponential growth.
With exponential growth the birth rate alone controls how fast (or slow) the population grows.
If you are accessing this lesson over a slower network connection it may take several seconds for the applet to appear.
www.otherwise.com /population/exponent.html   (712 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Teacher’s Objectives The purpose is to introduce the students to exponential growth and compare it to linear graphs.
Instructional Objectives Students will be able to recognize the difference between linear and exponential growth, determine and discover exponential formulas, and apply it to real world examples.
Develop formulas from linear and exponential graphs Graph both linear and exponential functions with and without a graphing calculator Compare various exponential functions PA Math Standards 2.8.11 (A) Analyze a given set of data for the existence of a pattern and represent the pattern algebraically and graphically.
www.ship.edu /~eisen/Eisen02/HighSchool/ExponentialGrowth.doc   (638 words)

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