Power-law distribution in a learning process: competition, learning and natural selection
Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 345, n. 1-2, p. 267-274, 2005.
Gupta, H. M.
In the present work, we propose a model for the statistical distribution of people versus number of steps acquired by them in a learning process, based on competition, learning and natural selection. We consider that learning ability is normally distributed. We found that the number of people versus step acquired by them in a learning process is given through a power law. As competition, learning and selection is also at the core of all economical and social systems, we consider that power-law scaling is a quantitative description of this process in social systems. This gives an alternative thinking in holistic properties of complex systems. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.