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Liang Li-Ming Henan Normal University Institute of Science, Technology and Society 453002 Xinxiang China 453002 Xinxiang China

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Zhao Hong-Zhou China Academy of Management Science Institute for Science of Science 100009 Beijing China 100009 Beijing China

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Wang Yuan Henan Normal University Institute of Science, Technology and Society 453002 Xinxiang China 453002 Xinxiang China

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Wu Yi-Shan Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China 100038 Beijing China 100038 Beijing China

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Abstract  

A statistical analysis is made of two data sets and it is found that the distribution of major scientific and technological achievements in terms of the age of those achievement makers is Weibull distribution. Pearson'sx2 test results are satisfactory. This finding holds for different centuries, different nations and different disciplines.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
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Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)