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For instance, it is pointed out that population numbers, consumption of power, etc

., etc., are increasing with time according to an exponential law, so that plotted

against time they give a J-shaped

For instance, it is pointed out that population numbers, consumption of power, etc

., etc., are increasing with time according to an exponential law, so that plotted

against time they give a J-shaped

**curve**. It is argued that we need to introduce ...Page 131

This gives us a stepped outline; and we can, to make things prettier (and more

easy to handle mathematically), draw a smooth

jaggedness. The type of graph which gives a stepped outline is known as a

histogram, ...

This gives us a stepped outline; and we can, to make things prettier (and more

easy to handle mathematically), draw a smooth

**curve**which removes thejaggedness. The type of graph which gives a stepped outline is known as a

histogram, ...

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We first make a drawing representing effectiveness of actions. Plot effectiveness-

in-solving-P horizontally, and effectiveness-in-solving–Q vertically, and draw a

...

We first make a drawing representing effectiveness of actions. Plot effectiveness-

in-solving-P horizontally, and effectiveness-in-solving–Q vertically, and draw a

**curve**showing the best that can be done by any possible combination of A and B...

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