Fred Kline

Seattle, WA

Age: 71

Contact: rudytoody.AT.comcast.DOT.net

I retired in 2006 and bought Mathematica and a stack of math books with the goal to teach myself to become a world-class mathematician. I am on pace to achieve that goal sometime shortly after the next Ice Age.

I consider myself a Mathematical Mutt (no papers) who occasionally ventures off the back porch to play in the yard with the big dogs.

I donate regularly to the The OEIS Foundation.

When I look at the patterns, I can hear the wheels turning. When I look at the math, I find out the hamsters have died.

Jun
3
revised Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
hid some complexity
Jun
2
revised Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
Fixed syntax, inserted wedges
Jun
2
comment Possible improvements to this Syracuse (3x+1)/2 graph?
I like it. My new version is based the prism I use in my proofs. So, I think I will be using both methods for the graphing part of the paper. Should I delete the temporary answer now?
Jun
2
comment Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
@Ken, I posted my approach, a little late because my inter-net was out. Let's find out if I paid attention.
Jun
2
revised Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
added major revisions per comments
Jun
2
comment A verb meaning "to look around making sure no one sees you"
+1, I had to register just so I could vote for "...had the neck of an owl."
Jun
2
awarded Supporter
Jun
2
awarded Autobiographer
Jun
2
comment Possible improvements to this Syracuse (3x+1)/2 graph?
I like your answer, but for my paper I have to describe it from a different perspective which is why I posted the temporary answer. Let me know if you see anything that is awry. I'll delete it in a few days. Thanks for everything. This goes for @Guesswhoitis., too.
Jun
2
accepted Possible improvements to this Syracuse (3x+1)/2 graph?
Jun
1
revised Possible improvements to this Syracuse (3x+1)/2 graph?
fixed question
May
31
comment Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
@Ken, Would it be better to abandon the current format and use individual sets? Like use $\alpha(\cdot)$ to create the set of first $x$'s, etc.?
May
31
comment Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
@Ken, I was avoiding Union because is doesn't emphasize the fact that there are no duplicates, but I will replace the Join. What can I do about the embedded updating of $x$? The $x$ is initialized within $\beta$, used as the first vertex, set again to be used as the second vertex, etc. I will rework this and show in OP as an edit line. Thanks.
May
31
revised Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
improved notation by explaining the directed edge
May
31
revised Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
changed alpha function per comment on the Mathematica link.
May
31
revised Possible improvements to this Syracuse (3x+1)/2 graph?
fixed alpha function per comment
May
31
revised Possible improvements to this Syracuse (3x+1)/2 graph?
added link to math.SE questioni
May
31
revised Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
added motivation
May
31
asked Can you help with Syracuse (3x+1)/2 disjoint tree graph set-builder notation?
May
31
revised Possible improvements to this Syracuse (3x+1)/2 graph?
removed `Null, 1` per comment
1 2 3 4 5