Mystery Guest from Number Theory

Denys Duchier Denys.Duchier at ps.uni-sb.de
Wed Feb 20 13:28:37 CET 2002


http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CollatzProblem.html variously identifies
it as Collatz's problem, Hasse's algorithm, Kakutani's problem,
Syracuse algorithm, Syracuse problem, Thwaites conjecture, and Ulam's
problem.  The element of the resulting sequence are called Hailstone
numbers.

Cheers,

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