Tag: Hilbert’s fifth problem

The Erdős–Straus conjecture
I came across this as a result of links to stories about Hilbert’s tenth problem, and it looks fun, so I thought I’d write a little about it. The Erdős–Straus conjecture is that for any integer then where , , and are positive integers. This is equivalent to a diophantine equation: Which is, apparently, trivially […]

More on Hilbert’s tenth problem
One of the best things about WordPress.com is that it gives me, as a blog author, the opportunity to link in other relevant stories and so it was with my last post on diaphantine sets and the integers. The top linked item there gives a lot more on David Hilbert‘s “tenth problem” – which was […]