exponential growth

The exponential family of curves (Y = x) describes growth at an increasing (geometrical) ratio (as in the example of compound interest rates). Thomas Malthus (Essay on the Principle of Population, 1789) pointed out that if food resources increase in linear (arithmetical) ratio, and population increases exponentially, extinction is inevitable. A more descriptive model for growth is logistic. See also logistic growth.

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