Annals of Physics, Volume 380, pp. 168-187.

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**DOI:** 10.1016/j.aop.2017.03.016

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**Abstract:** The exponential, the normal, and the Poisson statistical laws are of major importance due to their universality. Harmonic statistics are as universal as the three aforementioned laws, but yet they fall short in their ‘public relations’ for the following reason: the full scope of harmonic statistics cannot be described in terms of a statistical law. In this paper we describe harmonic statistics, in their full scope, via an object termed harmonic Poisson process: a Poisson process, over the positive half-line, with a harmonic intensity. The paper reviews the harmonic Poisson process, investigates its properties, and presents the connections of this object to an assortment of topics: uniform statistics, scale invariance, random multiplicative perturbations, Pareto and inverse-Pareto statistics, exponential growth and exponential decay, power- law renormalization, convergence and domains of attraction, the Langevin equation, diffusions, Benford’s law, and 1/f noise.

**Bibtex:**

```
@article{,
title = "Harmonic statistics",
journal = "Annals of Physics",
volume = "380",
pages = "168--187",
year = "2017",
issn = "0003-4916",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aop.2017.03.016",
url = "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003491617300921",
author = "Iddo I. Eliazar",
}
```

**Reference Type:** Journal Article

**Subject Area(s):** Physics, Probability Theory