
Details
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Collatz 

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collatz


Title 
Collatz 

Entry Type 
Code, worksheet, TeX
document; share 

Summary 
Performs number of
iterations in Collatz's problem, i.e., the 3x+1 conjecture.


Author(s) 
Gaston
Gonnet 

Subjects 
Number Theory 

Description 
The 3n+1 sequence attributed
to Lothar Collatz, has been given various names, including Ulam's
conjecture, Syracuse problem, Kakutani's problem and Hasse's
algorithm. The conjecture is based on the iteration defined
by: n[i+1] = if n[i] is even then n[i]/2 else 3*n[i]+1. 

Filenames 
Collatz.mpl,
Collatz.mws,
Collatz.r,
Collatz.tex,
Collatz.tst 

Size 
30kb 
Compatible

with Maple V R5, R4, R3,
R2, R1 

Also See 
MapleTech issue 6 1991.


Other Notes 
For R3/R4 in 'numtheor'
share directory. 