Journal of Scientometric Research, 2023, 12, 1, 197-203.
Published: April 2023
Type: Research Article
Anindya Basu1, Bidyarthi Dutta2,*
1Central Library, Maharani Kasiswari College, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA.
2Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA.
The paper examines the possibility of applying higher degree numerical integration method upon Lotka’s distribution data. The widely used method applied here is Pao method which precisely calculate the value of the constant C and this is a very crucial and deterministic controlling factor to define the behaviour of the authors’ productivity distribution fitted to Lotka’s equation. Simpson’s 3/8 rule has been used to derive a new equation for the calculation of a much refined constant C and fitted to original Chemical Abstract and Auerbach data.
Keywords: Lotka’s Law, Empirical Law, Numerical Integration, Simpson’s 3/8 Rule.