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Steven Strogatz.<br>

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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

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