learning curve

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learning curve

A negative deviation in a desired or anticipated outcome or result, which rises toward a (desired) norm as experience with the activity of interest accumulates.

learning curve

The effect of learning or practice on the performance of an intellectual or physical task. The term describes the acquisition of competence with experience, time, and training.
See also: curve
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In general, the PV and CSP industries' experience curves, when plotted on a logarithmic scale appear as straight lines with constant learning rates.
(3.) The experience curve is a broader version of the learning curve.
While the volume-cost relationships implied by the experience curve have been documented for some industries, particularly commodity-type products, their general applicability has not been substantiated.
The original concept of an experience curve was documented with telegraph operators in W.L.
It may also have to offer a standardized product to the global marketplace in order to ride down the experience curve as quickly as possible.
International Energy Agency (2000): "Experience curves for energy technology policy," Paris.
Hence it will be fine to incorporate learning or experience curves in a subsequent research.
(a.) "Experience curves" and "manufacturing progress functions" are related to learning curves.
It will also be a period of enormous foundation-learning where business models will be refined, infrastructure will be created, experience curves will be scaled and consumer expectations will be shaped.
Drawing on the logic of learning curves, they argued that industries as a whole faced "experience curves," costs and prices that fell by predictable amounts as industries grew and their total production increased.
Such individual experiences are confirmed statistically in the learning or experience curves used in operations research.