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The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics

Overview of attention for news story in Nature
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
1250 tweeters
facebook
63 Facebook pages
googleplus
42 Google+ users
reddit
12 Redditors
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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4 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
31 Mendeley
Title
The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics
Published by
Nature, July 2016
DOI 10.1038/535338a
Pubmed ID
Authors

Brendan Borrell

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 30 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 23%
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 10%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 9 29%
Physics and Astronomy 8 26%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Sports and Recreations 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1013. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 December 2021.
All research outputs
#10,004
of 20,027,474 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#1,211
of 85,025 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#201
of 277,471 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#33
of 1,073 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,027,474 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 85,025 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 95.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 1,073 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its contemporaries.