# Price's model

Price's model (named after the physicist Derek J. de Solla Price) is a mathematical model for the growth of citation networks.wikipedia
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### Barabási–Albert model

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Price's model belongs to the broader class of network growing models (together with the Barabási–Albert model) whose primary target is to explain the origination of networks with strongly skewed degree distributions.
The algorithm is named for its inventors Albert-László Barabási and Réka Albert and is a special case of an earlier and more general model called Price's model.

### Derek J. de Solla Price

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Price's model (named after the physicist Derek J. de Solla Price) is a mathematical model for the growth of citation networks.

### Preferential attachment

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This was referred to as cumulative advantage, now also known as preferential attachment.

### Citation network

Price's model (named after the physicist Derek J. de Solla Price) is a mathematical model for the growth of citation networks.

### Simon model

It was the first model which generalized the Simon model to be used for networks, especially for growing networks. The model picked up the ideas of the Simon model reflecting the concept of rich get richer, also known as the Matthew effect.

### The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

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The model picked up the ideas of the Simon model reflecting the concept of rich get richer, also known as the Matthew effect.

### Matthew effect

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The model picked up the ideas of the Simon model reflecting the concept of rich get richer, also known as the Matthew effect.

### Price

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Price took the example of a network of citations between scientific papers and expressed its properties.

### Scale-free network

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Price's work is also significant in providing the first known example of a scale-free network (although it was named later).

### World Wide Web

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His ideas were used to describe many real-world networks such as the Web.

### Master equation

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To obtain a stationary solution for, first let us express p_{k} using the well-known master equation method, as

### Beta function

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with being the Beta-function.

### Power law

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This is identical to saying that p_k follows a power-law distribution with exponent.