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Pierre François Verhulst
Pierre François Verhulst (October 28, 1804 - February 15, 1849, Brussels, Belgium) was a mathematician and a doctor in number theory from the University of Ghent in 1825. Verhulst published in 1838 the logistic demographic model:
when N(t) represents number of individuals at time t, r the intrinsic growth rate and K number of individuals in equilibrium.
Verhulst, P. F., (1838). Notice sur la loi que la population pursuit dans son accroissement. Corresp. Math. Phys. 10:113-121.
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