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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:

<math>N'(t) = r N(t) \left(1 - \frac {N(t)}{K} \right)<math>

when <math>N(t)<math> represents number of individuals at time t, r the intrinsic growth rate and K number of individuals in equilibrium.

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References

Verhulst, P. F., (1838). Notice sur la loi que la population pursuit dans son accroissement. Corresp. Math. Phys. 10:113-121.

Verhulst, P. F., Recherches Mathematiques sur La Loi D'Accroissement de la Population, Nouveaux Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Bruxelles, 18, Art. 1, 1-45, 1845 (Mathematical Researches into the Law of Population Growth Increase)

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