# Erdős Number

An Erdős Number is a co-authorship distance between an author and Paul Erdős.

**AKA:**Erdos Distance.**Example(s):**- for Paul Erdős is 0.
- for Pavol Hell is 1.
- for Rajeev Motwani is 2.
- for Jiawei Han is 3.

**See:**Co-authorship, Co-citation.

## References

### 2014

- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erdős_number Retrieved:2014-11-3.
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**Erdős number**() describes the "collaborative distance" between a person and mathematician Paul Erdős, as measured by authorship of mathematical papers.The same principle has been applied in other fields where a particular individual has collaborated with a large and broad number of peers. The American Mathematical Society provides a free online tool to determine the Erdős Number of every mathematical author listed in the Mathematical Reviews catalogue.

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