ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202304.0931.v2
Subject: Computer Science And Mathematics, Algebra And Number Theory Keywords: Collatz conjecture; binary number; ultimately periodic; chaos
Online: 19 May 2023 (16:16:49 CEST)
The following is the Collatz Conjecture: Suppose we begin with a positive number, multiply it by 3 and add 1 if it is odd, and divide it by 2 if it is even. Then continue doing this as long as you can. Will it matter where you start, whether you end up at the number 1? The Collatz conjecture has been studied for around 85 years. We transform the Collatz function from decimal to binary, then use the binary string's character to prove the Collatz conjecture. In addition, we use mathematics to give another interpretation to chaos, which is the ultimately periodic positive integer sequence.
ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202309.1200.v1
Subject: Computer Science And Mathematics, Algebra And Number Theory Keywords: binary representation; composite function; Collatz conjecture; ultimately periodic sequence; chaos
Online: 19 September 2023 (08:07:22 CEST)
The two main strategies used in this study are the binary representation and the decomposition of a natural number into many compound functions of odd function and even function. The Collatz conjecture regarding odd even numbers in number theory can be examined and discussed using them in this way: The sequence created by the finite iterations of the Collatz function becomes the ultimately periodic sequence if any natural number is the beginning value, proving the conjecture that has been held for 85 years.