Collatz conjecture stands as an open problem. That leads me to believe that the conjecture cannot be resolved by elementary means. Which brings me to my question: What techniques/machinery from ...
I've come here as a last resort. When I first saw the Collatz conjecture I worked out pretty quickly what the dynamic was that drove the Collatz sequences. That was in 2009. Since then I've been ...
I was thinking about the Collatz Conjecture yesterday, and as opposed to trying to prove it, I was considering what would make the conjecture false. There were only two cases I could think of: We ...
I've had a thought about the Collatz conjecture (the 3n+1 problem). Suppose some number, C, diverges under the iteration. We first note that C must be odd because if C were even it would be halved ...
From the get go: i'm not trying to prove the Collatz Conjecture where hundreds of smarter people have failed. I'm just curious. I'm wondering where one would have to start in proving the Collatz ...