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Power laws in physics

Getting the most from power-law-type data can be challenging. James Sethna points out some of the pitfalls in studying power laws arising from emergent scale invariance, as well as important opportunities.

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Fig. 1: Power laws and avalanche sizes in a random-field Ising model under an increasing field.


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Sethna, J.P. Power laws in physics. Nat Rev Phys 4, 501–503 (2022).

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