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    Logistic Equation

    My text defines the logistic equation as dP/dt = P(r - (r/K)P)
    P(t) is population as a function of time

    r is a real number
    K is a real number representing the carrying capacity of the population

    the text says NOTHING about what r represents


    so what does r represent(question mark) somebody decided to remap the keys on this computer...
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    r is the maximum rate of population growth, also called the Malthusian parameter.
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