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- Power-law distribution in a learning process: competition, learning and natural selection
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- In the present work, we propose a model for the statistical distribution of people versus number of steps acquired by them in a learning process, based on competition, learning and natural selection. We consider that learning ability is normally distributed. We found that the number of people versus step acquired by them in a learning process is given through a power law. As competition, learning and selection is also at the core of all economical and social systems, we consider that power-law scaling is a quantitative description of this process in social systems. This gives an alternative thinking in holistic properties of complex systems. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 345, n. 1-2, p. 267-274, 2005.
- Elsevier B.V.
- natural selection
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