Dynamics of the iterated map $n \to 3n+1$ if $n$ is odd and $n \to \frac n2 $ if $n$ is even. Generalizations to $n \to 3n-1 $ or $ n \to 5n+1$ or even to $n \to pn+q$ . Other names are "$3x+1$-problem","syracuse problem". If you have a question, please be specific to your detail. MSE is not ...
I have read that problems resemblings collatz have been shown to be undecidable. Conway proved that apparantly but Im not sure if the proof was constructive. So I wonder : What is the simplest ...
Let $\phi(x)$ be a first order formula in the language of arithmetic with one free variable $x$. Consider the sentence $\psi_\phi$, defined as: $$\phi(0)\wedge \phi(1) \wedge (\forall x \phi(x) \to ...
If somehow one can prove [summation (1/C(x))^2 ] is convergent (or specifically [summation (1/C(x))^2 ]<2e), then can we ...
We are all familiar with pseudo-random sequences generated by various methods (BBS, Mersenne Twister, LCG, Von Neumann's middle square, RC4) and also the 'pseudo-random' sequence of powers of a ...