The Software Equation is:
E is effort in man months or years.
P is the "productivity parameter."
B is the "special skills factor."
t is length of project measured in months or years.
Now, I'm thinking that since E is in man-months, it's equivalent to n*t, where n is the number of people working on the project. Substituting n*t, and solving for LOC gives me this equation: LOC = (n*P^3*t^5/B)^1/3
This doesn't seem right because of the t^5 factor. It seems to be saying that the rate of output in LOC increases as time goes on, and the opposite seems to be true in real projects.
What am I missing here?