Models For Growth

Models for Growth
Author: Elizabeth B. Appelbaum

The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Sep., 2001), pp. 258-259

Published by: Mathematical Association of America

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Tag: First order equations

Summary: This article compares the exponential and logistic growth models to the Gompertz model for limited growth. Benjamin Gompertz, a nineteenth century English actuary who wanted to model human survivorship, first proposed this model. Unlike the logistic, which initially grows exponentially, the initial growth of the Gompertz model is much slower. The Gompertz model has been used to model tumor growth as well as mobile phone uptake.

Review by Thomas W. Judson, Stephen F. Austin State University, March 16, 2013.

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