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<blockquote>In other words, the population of a city is [according to Zipf's law], to a good approximation, inversely proportional to its rank [within its country]. Why this should be true, no one knows. </blockquote> | <blockquote>In other words, the population of a city is [according to Zipf's law], to a good approximation, inversely proportional to its rank [within its country]. Why this should be true, no one knows. </blockquote> | ||

− | <div align=right> | + | <div align=right> The New York Times> |

− | [http://judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/math-and-the-city/? Steven Strogatz. | + | May 29 2009<r> |

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+ | [http://judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/math-and-the-city/? | ||

+ | Guest Column: Math and the City]<br> | ||

+ | Steven Strogatz.<br> | ||

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## Revision as of 01:14, 21 May 2009

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In other words, the population of a city is [according to Zipf's law], to a good approximation, inversely proportional to its rank [within its country]. Why this should be true, no one knows.

The New York Times>

May 29 2009<r>

[http://judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/math-and-the-city/?
Guest Column: Math and the City]

Steven Strogatz.

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