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Spike on the curve

Posted by Bob on March 13, 2007

In Reply to: Spike on the curve posted by Natalia on March 13, 2007

: Hello:

: I would like to know if there's anyone that can help me with this phrase: "spike on the curve".
: I will provide you with the context:
: "Before Akhenaten, Egyptian art had not changed much over the centuries. In Egypt, art was intended for eternity. Change was to be avoided.
: A statue of the pharaoh in 2500 B.C. is not much different from one 2,000 years later.

: Akhenaten was the one spike on the curve. "

: THanks in advance for your reply.

Imagine a mathematical graph of change. A long, smooth arc in this case, but with one 'spike,' where an exceptional, rapid change took place.

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