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November 15, 2018

Magnitude: A Bibliography

Posted by Tom Leinster

I’ve just done something I’ve been meaning to do for ages: compiled a bibliography of all the publications on magnitude that I know about. More people have written about it than I’d realized!

This isn’t an exercise in citation-gathering; I’ve only included a paper if magnitude is the central subject or a major theme.

I’ve included works on magnitude of ordinary, un-enriched, categories, in which context magnitude is usually called Euler characteristic. But I haven’t included works on the diversity measures that are closely related to magnitude.

Enjoy! And let me know in the comments if I’ve missed anything.

Posted at November 15, 2018 12:31 AM UTC

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Re: Magnitude: A Bibliography

One notable feature: of the 38 papers listed, 100% of them are on the arXiv.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on November 15, 2018 12:55 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Magnitude: A Bibliography

Splendid thanks! I was just trying to cobble something together yesterday for my PhD student from various Café posts.

Posted by: Simon Willerton on November 15, 2018 8:17 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Magnitude: A Bibliography

Nice idea! I hadn’t been aware of all of these.

Have you considered annotating them in any way? It’s not always the case that a paper’s most important contribution (in retrospect) is apparent from its abstract, so a sentence here or there about what an article establishes might be helpful. This thread could be a good place to gather suggestions for that, too.

(Unfortunately for me, I’ve only ever published/posted things about the diversity measures, rather than magnitude proper, so I can’t use this as an opportunity for self-promotion.)

Posted by: Blake Stacey on November 16, 2018 8:04 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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