March 21st, 2017, 11:28 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Mar 2017 From: Nairobi, Kenya. Posts: 99 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: Number theory  Proof to Collatz conjecture.
Hey guys.. I have the proof to the Conjecture. Is it safe to submit it here? I have had it since 2012 but have trust issues. Also I am quite sure about it.

March 21st, 2017, 11:29 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 989 Thanks: 350 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
Do you have trust issues, or are you sure about it?

March 21st, 2017, 11:36 PM  #3 
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March 22nd, 2017, 12:50 AM  #4 
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 1,555 Thanks: 597 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff. 
Any information posted on the open Forum is public accessible. So the best you could do is PM the proof to someone you feel you can trust. And please ask the member in question if they are willing; don't just PM the proof to someone. Dan 
March 22nd, 2017, 02:50 AM  #5 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,185 Thanks: 181 
If you look at history there have been many disputes about who discovered what and when. Your trust issues are well founded in my humble opinion.

March 22nd, 2017, 03:49 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 1,555 Thanks: 597 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff.  
March 22nd, 2017, 06:11 PM  #7 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,185 Thanks: 181  You know what makes me laugh? Experts that say people 'independently' discovered the same thing. We hear that a lot in the math and sciences. There's a lot of politics involved I think which is quite distasteful. Last edited by skipjack; March 22nd, 2017 at 06:21 PM. 
March 22nd, 2017, 06:53 PM  #8 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 989 Thanks: 350 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
If it wasn't for money and other societal shenanigans, we could all be more like Gauss. The question is not who discovered something, it's what is discovered. And if you are the 'who', then you'd be happy with your discovery but not concerned about reputation and money and all those nasty things.. 
March 22nd, 2017, 08:15 PM  #9  
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: CA Posts: 1,112 Thanks: 580  Quote:
Physics is at the point where you need an LHC (or larger!) to make progress in certain areas. Math for the most part can still advance using lots of pencils and lots of paper.  
March 22nd, 2017, 08:18 PM  #10  
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 989 Thanks: 350 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  Quote:
But yes that is true. I agree. Indeed it is those 'nasty things' I referred to that allows us to progress in those areas. A symbiotic relationship of sorts. Last edited by skipjack; April 1st, 2017 at 09:50 AM.  

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