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RE: (OT) st: Graphing some Isobars..
It must have been an economist who
thus mixed Greek and Latin. (Yes,
I know, "television", etc.)
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Michael S.
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> 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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