most probable distribution (in macromolecular assemblies)

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.M04035
A discrete distribution with the differential @M03716@ of the form: \[f_{\text{w}}(x) = a^{2}\ x\ (1- a)^{x- 1}\] where \(x\) is a parameter characterizing the @C00956@, such as @R05271@ or @D01569@ and \(a\) is a positive adjustable parameter. For large values of \(x\), the most probable distribution converges to the particular case of the @S05502@ with \(b=1\). In the literature, this distribution is sometimes referred to as the Flory distribution or the Schulz–Flory distribution.
Source:
Purple Book, 1st ed., p. 56 [Terms] [Book]