The Slope of the BATSE logN - Log C
Session 15 -- Gamma Ray Bursts
Oral presentation, Monday, 30, 1994, 10:00-11:30

[15.04] The Slope of the BATSE logN - Log C

David M. Caditz (Montana State University)

I use a smoothed nonparametric method (Caditz \& Petrosian 1993) to determine the slope of the $\log (N)$- $\log (C_p)$ distribution for $\sim 200$ $\gamma$-ray bursts observed by BATSE. This method reduces uncertainties due to detector threshold variation and numerical fluctuations and it has the advantage of determining the slope directly from the data without binning or parametric fits. The results are compared with halo and cosmological models for the intrinsic burster distribution.