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Why the need for a proof of the Collatz conjecture [duplicate]

I am just a mathematics student and not a professional so my knowledge is limited regarding the Collatz conjecture. But I struggle to see what could be gained from the proof of the conjecture? Is this ...
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Low Level Books on Conjectures/Famous Problems

I am currently an undergraduate math/CS major with coursework done in Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus (that covered a significant amount of Real 1 material), Discrete Math, and about to take courses ...
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Is Wiles' Theorem really enough strong? [closed]

(Reacting comment: I don't think it were bad, I only think it is not enough strong.) The current assumption is that the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem can only be reviewed by a little group of ...
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making mathematical conjectures

If a non-mathematician wanted to conjecture something and had strong numerical evidence to support the conjecture, how would he/she go about doing so? Would the mathematical community (a) take it ...
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Why Goldbach's conjecture is difficult to prove?

Why Goldbach's conjecture is still non-solved and is difficult to prove? What makes the mathematicians fail when trying to prove it?
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Examples of falsified (or currently open) longstanding conjectures leading to large bodies of incorrect results.

In general, the way that modern mathematical research is conducted isn't the way that many would assume is the ideal method of research. That is, mathematics is not the linear progression of ...
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Why is Goldbach's conjecture not included in the millenium prize problems

As we all know, the Goldbach's Conjecture is one one of the oldest and best-known unsolved problems in mathematics. I was going through some of the attempts made to solve it and got fascinated as to ...
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open conjectures in real analysis targeting real valued functions of a single real variable

I am hoping that this question (if in acceptable form) be community wiki. Are there any open conjectures in real analysis primarily targeting real valued functions of a single real variable ? (it may ...
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How to propose a conjecture

What are the basic things (about when and how) to be kept in mind while proposing a conjecture in Mathematics. Should it accompany solid efforts at proof. When should any one think of proposing a ...