exponential growth

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log·a·rith·mic phase

exponential, a period in the course of growth of a bacterial culture in which maximal multiplication is occurring by geometric progression; thus, if the logarithms of their numbers are plotted against time, they will form a straight upward line.

exponential growth

strictly speaking that of a population where rate of growth is proportional to its population size, but is often used to mean an ever increasing growth.
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The results in table(1) which pertains to b=1 (belongs to exponential law and represents constant failure rate [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (t)) agrees with the results already discussed as a particular case of the modal with exponential law.
It is experimentally established that chemical reactions usually pass according to exponential law (7).
9 showing similarities existing between the processes described above and the exponential law.
Specific topics include the methodological principles of chemical kinetics, the method of routes and kinetic models, problems of stationary kinetics of polymerization up to the high conversion rate, non-stationary (post-polymerization) kinetics and kinetic problems, stationary kinetics of three-dimensional polymerization up to the high conversion rate, the kinetic model and the stretched exponential law, and the statistics of self-avoiding random walks and the stretched exponential law.
The relaxation of the shear stress after the cessation of shear was very rapid, approximately according to an exponential law characterized by a relaxation time.