Definition of Power law

1. Noun. (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity.

Exact synonyms: Stevens' Law, Stevens' Power Law
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Psychophysics

Definition of Power law

1. Noun. (science) Any of many mathematical relationships in which something is related to something else by an equation of the form f(x) = a.xk ¹

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Literary usage of Power law

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The agreement of the fourth power law with Tyndall's experiment appears therefore ... The fourth power law was well satisfied throughout the whole range of ..."

2. A Textbook of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"... and the Energy Density—The Pressure on a fully Radiating Surface—The Relation between E and 6 in full Radiation, the Fourth power law—Full Radiation ..."

3. The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Minister of the Twenty-eighth by Theodore Parker, Frances Power Cobbe (1872)
"THE whole universe of matter is a great mundane psalm to celebrate the reign of Power, Law, Mind. Fly through the solar system from remotest Neptune to the ..."

4. Conservation of Water by Storage: Addresses Delivered in the Chester S by George Fillmore Swain (1915)
"PROPOSED WISCONSIN WATER-power law "A water-power bill of a decidedly 'advanced' character was introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature on July 3. ..."

5. Radionuclide Retention in Geologic Media: Workshop Proceedings, Oskarshamn by Svensk kärnbränslehantering AB., OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"Power-law distribution o Over the time-scale of observations available, a power-law distribution of the diffusion rate coefficient (DJa-] is practically ..."

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