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What does PL stand for?

PL stands for Power Law (spectral model)

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Power law DAGs will have many more low-degree nodes and a few with high degrees as compared to regular DAGs where each level will have nodes with about the same out-degree (number of outgoing edges emanating from a node).
For social collaboration, the theory is well developed by Bagrow, Sun, and ben-Avraham (2008) and Wilkinson (2008), who prove mathematically that a power law will result from either of two equivalent models: the positive feedback can be manifest in joining ("The more I participate, the more I'm likely to participate again") or in quitting ("The more I participate, the less likely I am to walk away").
In 1973, Mitsuishi and Aoyagi [26] extended the approach of Redberger and Charles [24] to non-Newtonian fluids and obtained an approximate solution by using the variational method, while Guckes [27] presented procedures for calculating the volumetric flow rate for power law and Bingham-plastic fluids.