May 4th, 2018, 08:20 AM  #1 
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I'm looking for someone who can "introduce" me to the arXiv.org site, so I can upload a paper that demonstrates my elegant formula for the Harmonic Numbers of order k. Because I no longer have a university email, and haven't published in my undergrad years, there's this little obstacle that you have to be "presented" to the site in order so you can upload a research in there. I'm willing to give a little preview of what my resulting formula is if someone volunteers to do me this favor. I'm not looking for peerreview though, this theme is not very abstract and it's easy to know whether it's right or wrong, though I recognize my proof might contain holes or not be impeccable. I have written to former university professors, but none have used the arXiv (.) One that has used I barely knew, so he felt little motivation to help me (professors can be aoles). Another one, a bright mathematician called Odilon Otavio, was keen to help, but has never used either. My formula yields ζ(k) when n → ∞ and must have other interesting applications\implications. Last edited by skipjack; May 4th, 2018 at 12:14 PM. 
May 4th, 2018, 12:57 PM  #2 
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How do you know your formula is new?

May 5th, 2018, 09:01 AM  #3 
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I know because I did extensive research online, there's only an asymptotic formula, and it's only for H_{1}(n) anyway. Are we able to post LaTex equations on here? Well, if I can't find anybody on here, I have the arXiv itself as a last resort. Last edited by jrsousa2; May 5th, 2018 at 09:10 AM. 
May 5th, 2018, 09:04 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 753 Thanks: 261  He never said you don't know. He asked how you knew. If your formula is new, it belongs in a journal. ArXiv is just a preprint server, it means nothing. Nobody will look at your work if it's on ArXiv. You need to publish it, like all mathematicians eventually publish their research in a journal. 
May 5th, 2018, 10:41 AM  #5  
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Dan  
May 6th, 2018, 07:49 AM  #6 
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I know it belongs in a journal, and will try that too. However, not being an academic, and with so many pros vying for the spots on journals, my chances of making it into a journal are slim at best. I will still try them though, it can't hurt to try right? But I will try and use the arXiv as a way to secure the credit first, after all, at times something doesn't exist, but when you release a finding, everybody starts to claim that it exists or they themselves done it before Lol. Gregori Perelman only released his work as preprint, if it's hard for him, let alone for me. Or maybe he's just averse to the whole establishment thing. I just found, after restless searches, that there is a formula for harmonics, but it's unnatural, cumbersome, and not very insightful. It uses the derivatives of the log of the Gamma function. My formula is more elegant, more natural and arises from the right way to approach the problem, I believe. 
May 6th, 2018, 07:50 AM  #7  
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May 6th, 2018, 08:47 AM  #8  
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The thing is, if you publish it on Arxiv it might actually harm your chances later. Since not all journals will be ok with the work being on arxiv. Quote:
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Thing is, Perelman was already very famous. People were going to look at his work whatever happened, cause he was famous. It didn't matter for him to publish in a journal or Arxiv. For a newcomer, it does matter. Nobody will look at your work in arxiv.  
May 6th, 2018, 09:09 AM  #9 
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If I could like a post, I would. Know what, yesterday I worked hard on the references for my paper, so, yes, I will definitely try a journal. Another con of journals is that they don't like that we submit a paper to more than one journal, to increase our chances. Right now I have to try and see if my approach allows me to infer if Catalan's constant can be known, that'd make my paper all the cooler. 
May 6th, 2018, 09:40 AM  #10  
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 2,097 Thanks: 855 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff.  Quote:
For LaTeX: We wrap the stuff in math tags or using $ tags. We have subforum for learning to code it. It's fairly simple for most equations you want to type. Dan  

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