Math movie: The surprising math of cities and corporations

By Murray Bourne, 29 Jul 2011

Physicist Geoffrey West takes us through an examination of metabolic rates and body masses falling on a log-log graph to the idea that pace of life slows with increasing size.

It all leads to a "scientific theory of cities" based on math. of course.

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