Some of my favorite problems and results

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Abstract

Problems have always been an essential part of my mathematical life. A well chosen problem can isolate an essential difficulty in a particular area, serving as a benchmark against which progress in this area can be measured. An innocent looking problem often gives no hint as to its true nature. It might be like a “marshmallow,” serving as a tasty tidbit supplying a few moments of fleeting enjoyment. Or it might be like an “acorn,” requiring deep and subtle new insights from which a mighty oak can develop.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Mathematics of Paul Erdos I, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages51-70
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781461472582, 9781461472575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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  • Mathematics(all)

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    Erdős, P. (2013). Some of my favorite problems and results. In The Mathematics of Paul Erdos I, Second Edition (pp. 51-70). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7258-2_3