most probable distribution (in macromolecular assemblies)
A discrete distribution with the differential @[email protected] of the form: \[f_{\text{w}}(x) = a^{2}\ x\ (1- a)^{x- 1}\] where \(x\) is a parameter characterizing the @[email protected], such as @[email protected] or @[email protected] and \(a\) is a positive adjustable parameter. For large values of \(x\), the most probable distribution converges to the particular case of the @[email protected] with \(b=1\). In the literature, this distribution is sometimes referred to as the Flory distribution or the Schulz–Flory distribution.
Purple Book, 1st ed., p. 56 [Terms] [Book]