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revised Prerequisite reading before studying the Collatz $3x+1$ Problem
Added a hypothetical description of my starting level of mathematics.
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comment Prerequisite reading before studying the Collatz $3x+1$ Problem
@Zander I think the difference is that in that question the OP claims he has "enough knowledge to work on a singular facet of the problem". Where as I am perhaps a step or two behind this person. I'll updated my post and see if I can clarify.
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comment Prerequisite reading before studying the Collatz $3x+1$ Problem
Thanks for the answer. However, I was actually looking for an even earlier start than the m-cycles, transcendent numbers, power fractional parts, etc. I'm still lost and wondering actually, for someone with the usual maths you might study for a B.S. in engineering, physics, or applied math, what should I read next? I'm guessing something in Number Theory, but not sure where to start?
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