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RE: (OT) st: Graphing some Isobars..


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: (OT) st: Graphing some Isobars..
Date   Thu, 23 Sep 2004 15:18:23 +0100

It must have been an economist who 
thus mixed Greek and Latin. (Yes, 
I know, "television", etc.) 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Michael S.
> Hanson
> Sent: 23 September 2004 15:13
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: (OT) st: Graphing some Isobars..
> 
> 
> On Sep 23, 2004, at 9:53 AM, Nick Cox wrote:
> 
> > In days when some scholars used to show
> > off what Greek they know, or had found
> > in a dictionary, almost every kind of
> > line showing constant values was given
> > a distinct name: some have flourished
> > in limited fields, e.g. isotherm (temperature),
> > isohyet (rainfall), isobath (depth).
> > Some failed to get off the ground, e.g.
> > isonoet (lines of equal IQ), found I believe
> > only in one study of IQ patterns in Tasmania.
> 
> 	Few students can escape intermediate microeconomics (or beyond) 
> without learning about "isoquants":  the set of combinations 
> of factor 
> inputs that generate the same level (quantity) of output for a given 
> production function.
> 
>                                          -- Mike
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