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Pashchenko, IF (2017)

First Digit Frequencies and Benfordís Law

arXiv:1702.01188 [math.HO]; submitted February 1, 2017.

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Abstract: The following work shows how the first digit frequency in a group of numbers in certain real-life situations can be explained using basic algebraic continuous real-valued functions. For instance, the first digits frequency of the numbers representing the change in human growth can be understood better by looking at the square root function in a particular way. In addition, an analysis of basic discrete functions was done by approximating a discrete function to a continuous one.


Bibtex:
@ARTICLE{, author = {{Pashchenko}, I.}, title = {First Digit Frequencies and Benford Law}, journal = {ArXiv e-prints}, archivePrefix = "arXiv", eprint = {1702.01188}, primaryClass = "math.HO", keywords = {Mathematics - History and Overview}, year = 2017, month = jan, adsurl = {http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017arXiv170201188P}, adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System} }


Reference Type: Preprint

Subject Area(s): General Interest