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Eighty Years of RamseyR(3, k)…and Counting!

  • Joel Spencer
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Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 285)

Abstract

How frequently does an intriguing problem come up over lunchtime, only to have it solved the next morning? How many mathematical problems are seemingly intractable? Decades go by without a hint of progress. What a delight when a problem is worked on over many many years with progress occurring incrementally until it finally succumbs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew YorkUSA

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