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Exercise 4. Standing Ovation.

Exercise 4. Standing Ovation. Consider the situation in which people are seated in an auditorium listening to a brilliant performance. At the end, the applause begins, and perhaps a standing ovation ensues. The exercise is to model the process of a standing ovation. You should consider potentially interesting future directions for your model. You should also consider whether there are some economic or social scenarios that could be usefully modeled using such a process.

This exercise is adapted from a homework problem given in the 1995 Santa Fe Institute Graduate Workshop in Computational Economics. It was placed on the Internet with some original answers at

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