logistic curve

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of French courbe logistique, coined by Pierre François Verhulst in 1845.[1] Verhulst did not explain his choice of the name logistique; see discussion at logistic.

Noun[edit]

logistic curve (plural logistic curves)

  1. (mathematics, biology) An S-shaped curve that models the growth of many ecosystems.

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  1. ^ Verhulst, Pierre-François (1845), “Recherches mathématiques sur la loi d'accroissement de la population [Mathematical Researches into the Law of Population Growth Increase]”, in Nouveaux Mémoires de l'Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique[1], volume 18, archived from the original on 8 March 2016, retrieved 3 April 2012, pages 1-38