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    Name of relation y = x^k

    y is proportional to x if

    y = \alpha x
    where \alpha is some constant.

    What do you call y's relation to x if

    y = x^\beta
    where \beta is some positive constant

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    Quote Originally Posted by scientist47 View Post
    y is proportional to x if

    y = \alpha x
    where \alpha is some constant.

    What do you call y's relation to x if

    y = x^\beta
    where \beta is some positive constant

    ?
    y depends on x according to a Power Law.
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