According to Benford's first digit law, the frequency of appearance of the first digit d taken from various sets of data is where d = 1, 2,…9. I present a thermodynamic derivation of this law that follows from the unbiased partitioning of a conserved quantity whose pieces may fragment and combine.
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PAPERS| October 01 2019
Thermodynamics of Benford's first digit law
Don S. Lemons; Thermodynamics of Benford's first digit law. Am. J. Phys. 1 October 2019; 87 (10): 787–790. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5116005
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