Thermodynamics of Benford's first digit law

  title={Thermodynamics of Benford's first digit law},
  author={Don S. Lemons},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • D. Lemons
  • Published 22 June 2015
  • Physics
  • American Journal of Physics
Iafrate, Miller, and Strauch [Equipartition and a Distribution for Numbers: A Statistical Model for Benford's Law," arXiv:1503.08259] construct and test a statistical model for partitioning a conserved quantity. One consequence of their model is Benford's law. This Comment amplifies their work by exploring its thermodynamic consequences. 
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  • R. Davic
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