# Questions tagged [erdos]

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### Countable version of Erdös-Lovasz-Faber conjecture

Let $X$ be an infinite set, and let $(A_n)_{n\in\omega}$ be a collection of subsets of $X$ with the following properties:
$|A_m\cap A_n| \leq 1$ for $m\neq n\in \omega$, and
$|A_n|=\aleph_0$ for all $...

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### How to find Erdős' treasure trove?

The renowned mathematician, Paul Erdős, has published more than 1500 papers in various branches of mathematics including discrete mathematics, graph theory, number theory, mathematical analysis, ...

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### Is there any published summary of Erdos's published problems in the American Mathematical Monthly journal?

As we know Erdos has proposed a considerable number of problems in the "American Mathematical Monthly" journal. Is there any published summary of Erdos's published problems in the American ...

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### Random graphs- Erdos and Renyi 1959 paper

Please refer to this link. It is Erdos and Renyi's first paper on Random Graphs (1959). I am trying to work through it.
I'm struggling with equations (16), (17) and (21).
(16)
I'm not sure why ...

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### On a relaxed form of Goldbach's conjecture proposed by Erdős

The Goldbach's conjecture says that:
"Every even integer greater that $2$ is the sum of two prime numbers".
Let $\varphi$ denote the Euler's totient function. I remember that a long time ago I read ...

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### mixing time of random walks on dense Erdos Renyi graphs

Is there anything known about the mixing time of a simple random walk on an Erdos-Renyi graph with parameter $\langle n,d \rangle$ where $d=n^a (0<a<1 )$. I know about Reed et al and Benjamini ...

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### When an Erdos-Renyi graph is locally tree like?

I would like to know when an ER graph is locally treeing like. In this post.
I found this comment:
I think $N$ is $\log2|V|$, or something like that, in that paper.
They consider binary vectors ...

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### estimating binomial coefficients

There is a beautiful paper on the arXiv by Andrew Suk containing an asymptotic result about the Erdös-Szekeres convex polygon problem. I am struggling with one of the estimates he makes on page 4. He ...

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### Many representations as a sum of three squares

Let $r_3(n) = \left|\{(a,b,c)\in {\mathbb Z}^3 :\, a^2+b^2+c^2=n \}\right|$. I am looking for the maximum asymptotic size of $r_3(n)$. That is, the maximum number of representations that a number can ...

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### What is the source of this E̶r̶d̶ő̶s̶ quote?

Namely, the following one
"All problems appeared once in the [American Mathematical] Monthly."
I remember reading it several years ago... When I first posed the question, I believed that I had ...

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### The Erdős-Turán conjecture or the Erdős' conjecture?

This has been bothering me for a while, and I can't seem to find any definitive answer. The following conjecture is well known in additive combinatorics:
Conjecture: If $A\subset \mathbb{N}$ and ...

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### A limit from an Erdos paper

Hi,
I need help to prove that, for $ N = \big\lfloor \frac{1}{2}n\log(n)+cn \big\rfloor $ with $c \in \mathbb R $ and $0 \leq k \leq n: $
$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow +\infty} \dbinom{n}{k} \frac{\dbinom{\...

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### Paul Erdős and Ramanujan Primes

It's easy to find Ramanujan's proof of Ramanujan primes:
Ramanujan's Proof
Wikipedia mentions that Paul Erdős also had a proof:
Wikipedia article on Bertrand's Postulate
Does anyone know the ...

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### A question about the number of intersections of lines in $R^{3}$

Suppose I have n lines in $R^{3}$ with the conditions that: no 3 lines in one plane, no 3 lines intersect at one point, for fixed 2 lines, no 3 lines intersect these 2 lines at the same time.
what is ...

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### Degree reduction argument in Guth-Katz'sproof of Erdos distinct distance problem in the plane

In the middle of page 9 of
http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1011/1011.4105v1.pdf.
They said " Now we select a random subset....choosing lines independently with
probability $\frac{Q}{100}$. With ...

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### Erdos distance problem n=12

The recent paper On the Erdos distinct distance problem in the plane
Authors: Larry Guth, Nets Hawk Katz prodded me to get a non-trivial example. Here is what I cannot find: an example of 12 ...

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### Determining the vector space for application of Cauchy Schwarz

In the paper "On the Erdős distinct distance problem in the plane" by Larry Guth and Nets Hawk Katz,
http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1011/1011.4105v1.pdf
they define the functions $d(P)$, (...

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### Did Erdős publish his proof of the multiplicative version of the Erdős-Turán conjecture?

I read in an article of Erdős ("Extremal problems in number theory") that he had a proof of the multiplicative version of the Erdős-Turán conjecture. The statement of this theorem is
Let $a_1 < ...

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### Does there exist a comprehensive compilation of Erdos's open problems?

Fan Chung and Ron Graham's book Erdos on Graphs: His Legacy of Unsolved Problems (A. K. Peters, 1998) collects together all of Erdos's open problems in graph theory that they could find into a single ...

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### A limit involving the totient function

P. Erdős and Leon Alaoglu proved in [1] that for every $\epsilon > 0$ the inequality $\phi(\sigma(n)) < \epsilon \cdot n$ holds for every $n \in \mathbb{N}$, except for a set of density $0$.
C. ...

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### If Erdős is published as Erdös in a paper, which do I cite?

There seems to be a few papers around with Erdős written as Erdös. For example:
MR0987571 (90h:11090) Alladi, K.; Erdös, P.; Vaaler, J. D. Multiplicative functions and small divisors. II. J. Number ...

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### Erdos Conjecture on arithmetic progressions

Introduction:
Let A be a subset of the naturals such that $\sum_{n\in A}\frac{1}{n}=\infty$. The Erdos Conjecture states that A must have arithmetic progressions of arbitrary length.
Question:
I ...