By Arno Berger,Theodore P. Hill
This publication offers the 1st complete therapy of Benford's legislation, the brilliant logarithmic distribution of vital digits found within the past due 19th century. setting up the mathematical and statistical rules that underpin this fascinating phenomenon, the textual content combines up to date theoretical effects with overviews of the law’s colourful historical past, swiftly becoming physique of empirical facts, and wide variety of applications.
An creation to Benford’s Law starts off with simple evidence approximately major digits, Benford services, sequences, and random variables, together with instruments from the idea of uniform distribution. After introducing the scale-, base-, and sum-invariance characterizations of the legislations, the e-book develops the significant-digit houses of either deterministic and stochastic approaches, reminiscent of iterations of capabilities, powers of matrices, differential equations, and items, powers, and combinations of random variables. concluding chapters survey the finitely additive idea and the flourishing purposes of Benford’s law.
Carefully chosen diagrams, tables, and shut to one hundred fifty examples remove darkness from the most innovations all through. The textual content contains many open difficulties, as well as dozens of recent easy theorems and all of the major references. A distinguishing function is the emphasis at the extraordinary ubiquity and robustness of the significant-digit legislations. this article can function either a main reference and a foundation for seminars and courses.
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An Introduction to Benford's Law by Arno Berger,Theodore P. Hill