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This Presentation takes a look at the idea of exponential growth as opposed to liner growth. Exponential growth means something is growing at a constant rate rather than by a constant amount. On a chart the shape of the curve is often times compared to the shape of a hockey stick. We also look at Moore's law which is perhaps the best known example of exponential growth in the world of information technology. It is based on an article predicting that the number or transistors on an economically... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Date Added to MERLOT: July 22, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 22, 2011
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Submitter: Larry Press
Keywords: logarithmic scale plot, exponential growth, linear scale plot, linear growth, " Moore's Law, "hockey stick

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
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Language: English
Material Version: 1
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

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