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Title
The theorem of Fellman and Jakobsson: a new proof and dual theory
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Abstract
The Fellman and Jakobsson theorem of 1976 deals with transformations ö of the rankfrequency function g and with their Lorenz curves L(ög) and L(g). It states (briefly) that L(ög) is monotonous (in terms of the Lorenz dominance order) with . In this paper we present a new, elementary proof of this important result. The main part of the paper is devoted to the dual transformation gø−1, where ø is a transformation acting on source densities (instead of item densities as is the case with the transformation ö). We prove that, if the average number of items per source is changed after application of the transformation ø, we always have that L(gø) and L(g) intersect in an interior point of [0,1], i.e. the theorem of Fellman and Jakobsson is not true for the dual transformation. We also show that this includes all convex and concave transformations. We also show that all linear transformations ø yield the same Lorenz curve. We also indicate the importance of both transformations ö and ø in informetrics.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Mathematical and computer modelling. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2009
ISSN
0895-7177
Volume/pages
50:11/12(2009), p. 1595-1605
ISI
000271340200005
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