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Topic: Open Call for Conjectures
Replies: 23   Last Post: Aug 13, 2001 5:29 AM

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 james@grok.ltd.uk Posts: 251 Registered: 12/12/04
Re: Open Call for Conjectures
Posted: Aug 9, 2001 12:20 PM

I leave it to you to spot the difference between the two cases...

"Jan Kristian Haugland" <jkhaug00@studNOSPAM.hia.no> wrote in message
news://3B72ABB1.310F9FB2@studNOSPAM.hia.no...
>
> James Wanless wrote:

> >
> > No,
> > It's the webpage http://www.bearnol.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
> > which has a proof of Bertrand's postulate, that pretty much only relies

on
> > the fact that there are infinitely many primes (and some short, but
clever
> > logic), and has nothing to do with powers of three... :-)
>
> There are also infintely many powers of three,
> but not one in every interval [n, 2n].
>

> >
> > "Jan Kristian Haugland" <jkhaug00@studNOSPAM.hia.no> wrote in message
> > news://3B72A1A7.D8A87908@studNOSPAM.hia.no...

> > >
> > > James Wanless wrote:
> > >

> > > > If I understand you correctly, Russell, I've already proved this
[see my
> > > > website...]?
> > >
> > > Is that the webpage
> > >
> > > http://members.nbci.com/bearnol
> > >
> > > which has a "proof" of Bertrand's postulate which ONLY uses
> > > the fact that there are infinitely many primes (and would
> > > also apply to, say, powers of 3)?

>
> --
>
> J K Haugland
> http://home.hia.no/~jkhaug00