# Zolar V

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1. ## Collatz

Hello my old community. I'm going to be publishing my proof soon, but I've solved the conjecture about 7-8 years ago. Ive been sitting on the solution for a long while. Since the introduction of LLM's ive taken the opportunity to test the consistency of my answer. Following the solution, ive found a couple interesting patterns in primes reciently as well. It seems to have a connection to the reinmann hypothesis. Namely the 1/2 part. - The density of primes is contained in the first half of all numbers. For m, m composite, m-1 =2n. The primes that constitute 2n are all from 0 to n and none from n+1 to 2n. Meaning the relative density of prime numbers has a sort of upper bound where primes are sparse at higher than n. Take p,q consecutive primes and m distance between them. Then m is a cyclical function, this relates fairly directly to the zetta function by the fact that the complex function is a description of rotation, and all solutions are within 0 and 1 where the real part is 1/2. It means primes are predictable and there is a cyclical function in linear algebra that predicts primes.
2. ## Sorry about the downtime -- we're back!

Same thought exactly. I went to go write a post and was immediately confused and saddened by the apparent loss of the community.
3. ## N^i

I'm trying to understand what it means to take a number $$n$$ to the power of $$i$$. $F(x) = x^i = x^{\sqrt{-1}}$ I'm trying to understand visually what taking a number to a squareroot really does to it. Examine the behavior. I want to be able to understand it visually as well as numerically. I suppose it would be useful to also understand what a number $$n$$ to a root $$\sqrt{a}$$ also means. $G(y) = n ^ { \sqrt{y}} , y \in \mathbb{Z}$
4. ## Collatz Proof

My goal is to publish on arxiv, but of course I need to be endorsed. In order to be endorsed, i need to be recognized by someone who does publish in the field. However, I doubt many would actually take me and my proof seriously considering the conjecture that I indeed did prove. Especially due to the lack of math publishing and non math major degree status. I have my bachelors in science, with minors in both math and biology. But that in itself wouldn't be enough to be noticed. I have emailed both my old undergraduate faculty and Dr. Lagarias, as he has written a lot about the history of the conjecture and I believe he would be the most knowledgeable and interested in my work. uhh, sorry for the delay. My office got invaded by a wood wasp. I promptly got up and closed the door and , not so promptly, got a vacuum, sucked him up, and transported him to the outdoors.
5. ## Collatz Proof

I've had a few of my math major friends look, they're also confident it is true. How would i publish to a math journal? I dont even know where to start I do know it would be in Number Theory
6. ## Collatz Proof

Took me long enough, but here is the definitive proof to the collatz conjecture. Anyone able to endorse me to publish on arxiv? Collatz V2.1.pdf
7. ## Collatz Conjecture

I agree. I really need to write the proof with the new information that has been garnered here. That will have to wait since I am moving. I really hope some experts take interest since I cannot find anything wrong with it. The method seems right, now I just have the daunting task of writing it well enough that other people can see what I see. Thank you for your interest in the problem!
8. ## Collatz Conjecture

Where do you think i'm multiplying by a power of two? I'm doing nothing of the sort, I'm representing any natural number as a product of primes then to a sum of a prime. The iterative approach in conjunction with the inequality property of a prime plus 1 , is how I create a power of 2 number. take the number $$15$$ and the number $$18$$ then for $$15$$: $15 = 2^0 * 3*5 = \sum_{1}^{1*3}{5} = 5+5+5$ let $$w = 1*3$$ then $\sum_{1}^{1*3 }{5} + w = (1 + 1 + 1) +5+5+5 = (5+1) + (5+1) + (5+1)$ Note: each $$(5+1) < 2*5$$ therefore the all primes in $$5+1$$ are less than $$5$$ Notice the $$w$$ is the result of the iterative approach to adding 1 to each prime, and is allowed via the conjectures wording. "For any natural number $$n$$ there exists an $$i$$ such that $$f^i (n) = 1$$" . basically there is an $$i$$th iteration of the piece wise defined collatz function such that $$f^i( n) = 1$$ $$18$$is solved similarly. for $$18$$: $18 = 2^1 * 3*3 = \sum_{1}^{2^1 * 3}{3} = 3+3+3+ 3+3+3$ let $$w = 2*3$$ then $\sum_{1}^{2^1 * 3}{3} = 3+3+3+ 3+3+3 + w = (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 ) +3+3+3 +3+3+3= (3+1) + (3+1) + (3+1) + (3+1) + (3+1) + (3+1)$ clearly each $$(3+1) < 2*3$$ and again therefore all primes in $$(3+1)$$ are less than $$3$$ What happened to me was this: While looking at the problem and breaking it into products of primes for each iteration, I began to wonder what the effect of adding 1 was. I made an intuitive leap to looking at what happens when I add 1 to a single prime, and therein lay the answer to the whole conjecture. the behavior of "adding 1 to a single prime" is embedded in the problem. The iterative nature implies we can add any number of 1's , which means we can "fully saturate" a sum of a prime. The multiplication by 3 in the collatz conjecture is irrelevant to the behavior, in fact we can look at a generalization and find a general formula to the collatz function. for any prime $$a)\ the general collatz is as follows Where \( b , c , ... ,(a-1)$$ are primes less than $$a$$ . Note $$a-1$$ is not literally $$a -1$$, it is the previous prime. 2 and 3 have a slightly special relationship as primes since they are right next to each other. So equations that do what the collatz does are simple to write, primes further away result in a less simply defined "collatz" function.
9. ## Collatz Conjecture

I don't believe I am. What I believe I have done is break apart the conjecture into its pieces that cause it to function the way that it does. There seems to be a lot of lee-way in what you can do simply because of its iterative approach and that it is not given some limit on the iterations for the convergence. - Exactly, you get what I am trying to do. - Here is where it gets a little murky. In the original proof, I did not flesh out the idea enough and it is clearly lacking in detail. Subsequent posts with WTF have allowed me to elucidate this part with greater clarity. Factoring the primes is a tricky way to do it, it seems. Something that should be explored in more detail. However let us think about a product of primes in a different way. Let us think about a product of primes be equivalent to a sum of one of its primes. Then we know how many 1's it takes to add 1 to each prime. Indeed we can add 1 simply by iterating the "Prime Reduction Function" on that sum of primes. That iteration is equivalent to the iterations of the Collatz function and since there isn't a limit on the number of iterations we are allowed to do then we can iterate or add any number of 1's it takes to every "fully saturated" sum of primes. Lets define "fully saturated": I mean a sum of primes where each prime within that sum has a 1 added to it. Or worded differently: every prime within the sum of primes has had the "Prime Reduction Function" applied to it 1 times. Let us use math symbols: Let $$N$$ be a composite natural number and $$2^r *P_1*P_2*...*P_k$$ be its product of primes. where $$P_k$$ is the largest prime, though not necessarily distinct. then $N = 2^r *P_1*P_2*...*P_k = \sum_{1}^{ 2^r *P_1*P_2*...*P_{k-1}} {P_k}$ let $$w = 2^r *P_1*P_2*...*P_{k-1}$$ and $$H$$ be an arbitrary function that applies our prime reduction function $$G(P) = P+1$$ exactly $$w$$ times. for a fully saturated sum: $H( \sum_{1}^{ 2^r *P_1*P_2*...*P_{k-1}} {P_k}) = (P_k + 1)_1 + (P_k + 1)_2 +(P_k + 1)_3+ ...+(P_k + 1)_w = \sum_{1}^{ 2^r *P_1*P_2*...*P_{k-1}} {P_k} + w$ or if we use the second wording style: $G^w ( \sum_{1}^{ 2^r *P_1*P_2*...*P_{k-1}} {P_k}) = G(P_k)_1 + G(P_k)_2 + G(P_k)_3+... + G(P_k)_w$
10. ## Collatz Conjecture

I think you're right on track. But, I'm not trying to find out what the primes actually are. Instead I am trying to show how adding 1 to any prime results in a new number whose primes are less than the original prime. Applying that relationship to composite numbers is the tricky part. The relationship to composite numbers is where the iteration part of the collatz conjecture comes into play. since the iteration lets you add more than just 1 to a composite number. infact if you were to add that upper index of the sum to a prime number then you have added one to every prime number in that series. and each of those has the prime P +1 property You are exactly correct in wondering and asserting this, but that is where the last equation comes into play. if you add 3*5 to 3*5*7 then each 7 has a corresponding 1. then the property of P+1 applies. Granted adding 3*5 hardly seems the most efficient route, but we don't particularly care about the most efficient route yet. We only care to show that every number will converge to 2 after some M iteration. note: 106 = 14*7 + 8 or if we maintain our notation $\sum_{1}^{14}{7} + (7+1)$
11. ## Collatz Conjecture

Ahh yes, I see what you see. There should be a set of parenthesis. I believe this is what you're referring to: $(j )+1 =(2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_n) +1 = ( \sum_{1}^{ 2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_{n-1}}q_n ) +1$ Example: let $$j = 3*5*7$$ then \ ( j+1 = (3*5*7) + 1 =( \sum_{1}^{3*5}{7}) +1 \) so $j+1 = (3*5*7) + 1 = 7+7+7+7+...+7+7+1$ and of course notice that $$7+1 < 2*7$$ so the primes $$z_n$$ in $$7+1$$ are $$2 \leq z_n < 7$$ and of course they are since $$7+1 = 8 = 2*2*2$$
12. ## Collatz Conjecture

Don't worry I'm an amateur as well. Abstract: I am attempting to show a function G(p) = p+1 for primes, reduces the primes in it. Next, I am going to show how that function applies not just to primes, but to any natural number. Then as an extension I will show how repeated iterations of that function converge to a power of 2. Then I am attempting to show the Collatz conjecture's odd function is a natural byproduct of it, and of course the even Collatz function will naturally result in 1 after repeated iterations. Couple sentences longer, but those are the steps. Essentially the core concept is the addition of 1 to a prime number ultimately reduces the primes within it. That is the behavior I noticed in the odd Collatz function. I only need to prove it for primes since every other number that is not prime, is simply a product of primes. So by some rewrite or manipulation, it can be shown that the same concept still applies. Note: we are working with Natural numbers for the symbols and their powers. Prime reduction example: Primes: 5,7,11,13,17,97 5+1 = 6 ; 6 = 2*3 ; Where 2,3 <5 7+1 = 8; 8 = 2*2*2 ; Where 2 <7 11+1 =12; 12 = 2*2*3; Where 2,2,3 <11 ... 97+1= 98; 98= 2*7*7 ; where 2,7,7 <97 Let $$k$$ be prime then $$k +1 = 2^r * P_1 * P_2 * P_3 *... * P_n$$ Since $$k +1 < 2k$$ , the prime product does not contain $$k$$ and $$2 \leq P_i < k$$ for each $$i = 1,2,3,4...n-1, n$$ Non Prime number extension example: Let $$j$$ be a composite natural number then $$j = 2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_n$$ primes not necessarily distinct, where $$q_n \geq q_{n-1} \geq ...\geq q_1 > 2$$ If $$j$$ is odd then $$r=0$$. else $$j$$ is even and $$r >0$$ So $j =2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_n = \sum_{1}^{ 2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_{n-1}} q_n$ then $j +1 =2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_n +1 = \sum_{1}^{ 2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_{n-1}}q_n +1$ Notice $$q_n +1 < 2q_n$$ then the primes in $$q_n +1 < q_n$$ Let $$i = 2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_{n-1}$$ then $j +i =2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_n + i = \sum_{1}^{ 2^r * q_1 * q_2 *q_3 *... * q_{n-1}} q_n +i = 2 S$ Where each prime in $$S$$ is less than $$q_n$$ By the first example, we show how adding 1 to a prime number creates a new number who's primes are less than the original prime. By the second example we show how we can still apply the same concept to any natural number. Then its just a matter of rewriting the odd Collatz function to look like our function and showing how they both do the same thing to the numbers.
13. ## Collatz Conjecture

For any prime $$a$$ and any natural number $$n$$ you have $F_0 = a^n+ 2^{2(0)} * a^{n-1}$ $F_1 = F_0 + 2^{2(k+1)} * a^{n-2}$ ... $F_k = F_{k-1} + 2^{2(k+1)} * a^{n-(k+1)}$ if $$k+1=n$$ then $F_k = F_{k-1} + 2^{2(k+1)} * 1 = 2^{(k+1)+2}$ Note: $$k$$ as a counter for steps is off by 1, since we start at step 0. Hence $$k+1$$ in each $$k$$ term I'm having difficulty writing the function properly for the terms. it seems it is the prior result + the prior result where its highest power is decremented by 1. I apologize for my atrocious math, I am exploring unknown areas and am prone to error. Example: a,n = 3 $$F_0 = 3^3 + 2^0 * 3^2$$ $$F_1 = F_0 + 2^{2*1} * 3^{1}$$ $$F_2 = F_1 + 2^4 *3^0 = 2^{2*3}$$ $$3^3 + 3^2 + 2^{2*1} * 3^{1} + 2^4 *3^0 = 2^{2*3}$$
14. ## Collatz Conjecture

I retract my statement. I am missing something.
15. ## Collatz Conjecture

I suppose I did, I was checking values for $$a > 2$$ and $$n>2$$. The operations are the usual addition and multiplication under the group of natural numbers. I think a clarification would be $$a >2$$ and $$n>2$$ , but i have not fully investigated it. just cursory work while i was also at work. take $$3^3$$ then $$3^3 + 3^2 = 2^2 * 3^2$$ then $$2^2 *3^2 + (2^2 * 3) = 2^4 *3$$ then $$2^4 *3 + 2^4 = 2^6$$ i also noticed that odd powers of 2 skipped the next even power.. so $$2^1 -> 2^4 ; 2^3 -> 2 ^6$$
16. ## Collatz Conjecture

exactly, hence why it was irrelevant to the discussion.
17. ## Collatz Conjecture

Ahh i believe i see, but the statement "there exists" only concludes that some functions exist. The existence of those functions doesn't negate the existence of my function, nor does it conclude the uniqueness to any such functions. I can change the wording if that pleases the masses. This seems to fall out from the lemmas : for any a^n , a is prime and n >1 $a^n + a^{n-1} = 2^2 * a^{n-1}$ so $\sum_{1}^{2^r*P_1 *P_2*...* P_{i-1}}{P} + i = a^n + a^{n-1} = 2^2 * a^{n-1} = 2r$
18. ## Collatz Conjecture

If you are unable to understand the literal pages of dialog on the very topic, then no I cannot re-articulate it in a way you may understand.
19. ## Collatz Conjecture

"Lemme 2, lines 48 & 49 lost me." Are you referring to the original posted draft? (draft 2) The function H(x) = x/2 corresponds to the even collatz function. Since our function G^m(P) = 2^t over some m iterations, then taking H^t(G^m(p)) = 1 after t times. "Are you saying that to add 1 to a number divisible by 2 will make it odd?" No, i'm saying adding 1 to any odd integer P results in a number who's prime factors are less than the the highest prime factor in P. "And if you can determine if this odd number is a semi-Prime the Prime factors must be less than 2 to the power of the semi-Prime?" I haven't even explored the semi-primes as a distinct set, so I am unable to answer your question. "My question is what way did you use the conjecture to solve the problem of factoring?" - I used the fundamental theorem of arithmetic to write an arbitrary number of prime factors to any natural number i needed. They're both related. Since we already assume there exists a function , f(x) gives no information and is useless. Where as G is shown to reduce all primes to 2 and is the underlying mechanism behind why the collatz function converges to 1. f(x) gives no useful information G gives useful information.
20. ## Collatz Conjecture

Taeto's and your point here are both irrelevant. Of course there exists some function f(x) that satisfies the conditions on G, stating such a fact is mostly irrelevant to the topic at hand. Since we assume the function already exists, our purpose here is to elucidate that function and show how the Collatz function is a natural byproduct of it. Also it isn't "my" terminology, it is the terminology used by Collatz himself. If you notice Lemma 4, m*G(sum P_i) = 2k or written differently: Let K > 2 be an arbitrary natural number with P_i primes not necessarily distinct, and P be the highest element of the set P_i then K + i = 2r where each of 2r's primes are 2 \leq q_i < P Proof: $\sum_{1}^{2^r * P_1 *P_2 *..P_{i-1}} {P} + i = 2r$ ${P_1}_1 + {P_1}_2 +{P_1}_3 +... + {P_1}_i + 1_1 + 1_2 + 1_3 +... +1_i = 2r$ notice each P_1 has a corresponding 1, then $({P_1}_1 + 1) + ({P_1}_2 + 1) + ({P_1}_3 + 1) + ({P_1}_4 + 1) + ... + ({P_1}_i + 1) = 2r$ since each P_1 is prime, it can also be written as 2k+1, so $(2k+1 + 1) + (2k+1 + 1) + (2k+1 + 1) + (2k+1 + 1) + ... + (2k+1+ 1) = 2r$ Clearly each element is 2k+2 = 2(k+1) = 2m , then $2m + 2m + 2m +...+ 2m = 2r$ Notice each ${P_1}_i + 1 < 2p$ then ${P_1}_i +1 = 2^r * q_1 *q_2 *... *q_n$ where $2 \leq q_i < {P_1} i = 1,2,3,4,...,n$
21. ## Collatz Conjecture

Lemmas: Lemma 1: Let P be prime and P >2. The smallest natural number N > P to contain P as prime is 2P. Lemma 2: Any natural number N can be written as a sum of one of its primes. Case 1: N is prime $N = \sum_{1}^{1} N$ Case 2: N is a composite $N = 2^q *P_1 *P_2 *..*P_i$ $N = \sum_{1}^{2^q *P_1 *P_2 *..*P_{i-1}}{P_i}$ Notice if q = 0 then N is odd, else N is even. Lemma 3: For a prime P >2 G(P) = P+1 and $P+1 = 2^r *q_1 *q_2 *..*q_n$ where $2 \leq q_i < P$ for i = 1,2,3 ...n Lemma 4: For any natural number P >2 written as a sum of one of its primes P_i , then $m*G(\sum{P_i}) = G_1(P_i) + G_2(P_i) + G_3(P_i)+...+ G_m(P_i)$ notice each $G_m(P_i) = P_i +1$ . Since $P_i +1 < 2p$ all of its primes are $2 \leq q_i < P$ for i = 1,2,3..n Lemma 5: For any natural number P >2, a function $H^k(m*G(\sum{P_i})) = 2^r$ Where k is the number of iterations of $m*G(\sum{P_i})$
22. ## Collatz Conjecture

I don't see your perspective. Maybe it is a difference in thinking styles. I think in big picture and then I work on the details. So when I see something, I see all these connected dots, though I might not yet fully understand or know what the dots are. Sometimes my big picture is off, so when I work on the dots they are off too. But usually if my dots are off too then I get a good indication of what is wrong and fix my big picture. Maybe your idea of "spinning out of control" is my expression of the different ideas that I get while working through something. I let my brain connect the dots and explore new dots, even if it has little to do with what I am doing. I'm essentially letting my brain be creative and intuitive, supposedly these flashes of creativity are how our brain works on problems in the background. What I did was show a set of lemmas that begin to outline how I am going to prove steps 1-3 from: I am going to design a theorem supported by the lemmas. The Theorem will state: For any natural number N, there exists a function G such that any N converges to a power of 2 over M iterations. Right now I have a bunch of hypotheses and no proof. The set of hypotheses (lemmas) are the framework in which we will show Theorem 1 is true. The proof of the lemmas are some of the dots. Imagine it like a couple nested big pictures with nested dots. Big picture 1: The collatz conjecture converges to 1 via this prime reduction method Dots_1: Show the collatz looks like the prime reduction function Dots_2: Show the prime reduction method works Big Picture 2: Show the prime reduction method works Dots_2_1: Show lemma 1 Dots_2_2: Show lemma 2 Dots_2_3: Show lemma 3 Dots_2_4: Show lemma 4 Dots_2_5: Show Theorem 1
23. ## Collatz Conjecture

I know I dont, i was outlining what I am going to show. I suppose I posted it to see if it made sense
24. ## Collatz Conjecture

2^4 sorry, i was up for about 25hrs or by that point
25. ## Collatz Conjecture

These are proof of concept right now: Lemma 1: 2 < p_i < P For a natural number P that is prime and P >2 , P+1 = 2^r * p_1 *p_2 * p_3 ... p_i for every p_n, n = 1,2,3,.. ,i 2 < p_n <P Lemma 2: Any natural composite number can be rewritten as a sum of prime(s) {might need to add about odd} Let k be a composite number $k = 2^r *p^{1}_1*p^{1}_2*p^{1}_3*p^{1}_14...*p^{1}_n = \sum_{i=1}^ { 2^r *p^{1}_1*p^{1}_2*p^{1}_3*p^{1}_4*...*p^{1}_(n-1) } p_n$ Lemma 3: Add 1 for each prime in a sum of primes. {might need to say only for odd, not sure yet} adding 1 to each prime in a sum is equivalent to adding the upper index to the prime. Lemma 4: do the adding part until a power of 2 is reached example: 3*7 = 7+7+7 ( potentially 21 may be expressed as 2^3 + 5, then applying lemma 3 to (5) : 5+ 1 = 6 : 6+2 = 8 : 16+8 = 24 : 24+8 = 32 ) applying lemma 3: 7+7+7(+3)= 24 24 = 2*2*2 *3= 8*3 Applying lemma 3: 24+8 =32 = 2^5 Example: 5*3*7 = 7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7... Applying Lemma 3: 105+15 =120 Prime factorization: 12 = 2*2*2*3*5 : 2*2*2*3 = 24 Applying lemma 3: 120+24=144 Prime factorization: 2*2*2*2*3*3 : 2*2*2*2*3 = 48 Applying lemma 3: 144+48 = 192 Prime factorization: 2^6 * 3 Applying lemma 3: 192+2^6 = 256 = 2^8 Done NOTE: All I am saying with " (potentially 21.... )" is that there may be more than 1 way to solve the problem, and each way may be more or less efficient. If we were to measure efficiency by how many steps it takes to solve. Also, suppose we were to divide out the 2^r numbers each step, that would also shrink the number before we add 1 to it. Again the purpose of keeping the 2^r numbers is that inside them they hold the key to how many steps are taken.
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