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Human Population Growth: Stability or Explosion?
by David A. Smith (Duke University)This article originally appeared in:
Subject classification(s): Mathematical Biology | Applied Mathematics
Applicable Course(s): 4.18 Applied Math (Math Modeling) | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II
This article is part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 Collection. The author describes the Verhulst or Doomsday Model of world population growth and compares it with the exponential, logistic, and modified coalition models. He also considers the objections to the Doomsday model and cites rebuttal arguments.
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