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T. Tao and the Syracuse conjecture

  • Jean-Paul Allouche

    Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
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Abstract

We will first recall the Syracuse conjecture (also known as the “3n+13n + 1” problem) and give a very quick overview of the known results on the subject. Then we will attempt to give some of the ideas behind a remarkable recent result of T. Tao on this conjecture.

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Jean-Paul Allouche, T. Tao and the Syracuse conjecture. Eur. Math. Soc. Mag. 123 (2022), pp. 12–16

DOI 10.4171/MAG/64