A few weeks ago Gerhard Opfer posted a preprint of a paper titled *An analytic approach to the Collatz 3n+1 problem. *The paper* c*laims the proof of the Collatz conjecture*.* In it self that isn’t something really interesting as there are probably several hundred people every year who think they have proven the Collatz conjecture. However, there is one difference here as the paper comes from a research institute. It might sound a little arrogant and imply that non-mathematicians don’t understand math. That is not what I imply, just that the sender packs a bit more punch by being from a research institute. Continue reading →

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2011