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Stewart, I (1993)

The half-life of a dirty book

New Scientist 138(1872), p. 12 .

ISSN/ISBN: 02624079 DOI: Not available at this time.

Abstract: Discusses the reason why front pages of logarithm tables were dirtier than those at the back as explained by Frank Benford in 1938 and confirmed by B. Buck and A.C. Merchant in their theory of half lives. Similar findings in important physical constants; Theory of quantum mechanics to describe Alpha decay; Benford's law.

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Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): General Interest