Growth

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Introduction1

Wheat and Chessboard Problem (Wolfram MathWorld)
Wheat and chessboard problem (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

growth : progressive development — Webster

Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems (Principia Cybernetica)

Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Growth refers to an increase in some quantity over time. The quantity can be:

Physical (e.g., growth in height, growth in an amount of money)
Abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature).

It can also refer to the mode of growth, i.e. numeric models for describing how much a particular quantity grows over time. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

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Foundation

System

The Principle of Autocatalytic Growth (Principia Cybernetica)
L-System (Wikipedia)
Algorithmic Botany (Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz)

Theory

Exponential growth is exhibited when the rate of change—the change per instant or unit of time—of the value of a mathematical function is proportional to the function’s current value, resulting in its value at any time being an exponential function of time, i.e., a function in which the time value is the exponent. Exponential decay occurs in the same way when the growth rate is negative. In the case of a discrete domain of definition with equal intervals, it is also called geometric growth or geometric decay, the function values forming a geometric progression. In either exponential growth or exponential decay, the ratio of the rate of change of the quantity to its current size remains constant over time. — Wikipedia

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Innovation

Technology

Over 50 Years of Moore’s Law (Intel)
Moore’s Law (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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Preservation

History

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Exponential Growth and Decay (Math is Fun)
MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

News

Phys.org

Book

Growth : from microorganisms to megacities (Vaclav Smil)
ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Arts

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form
Foundation
Theory
Philosophy Metaphysics, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics
System, Cycle, Structure, Growth, Complexity, Control, Disturbance, Entropy, Chaos
Process, Manage, Design, Prototype, Implement, Assess, Revise, Maintain

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Notes

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