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« on: 11/08/2010 17:00:25 »
p v np solved? 

One of the Clay Millennium Challenges is being claimed!!  There seems to be a real brouhaha about it.  Unlike the award for Poincaré Conjecture awarded to Dr. Grigoriy Perelman I think this was more of a shock - and the claimant relatively unknown.  I think a few mathematicians would have bet on p v np being last to be solved, if ever.
 
You can get the paper here if fancy trying to find a mistake or counter-proof.



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« Reply #1 on: 12/08/2010 02:20:16 »
The overwhelming response to this topic may be indicative of the mathematical prowess of your average poster  ;D
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/08/2010 12:18:29 »
The overwhelming response to this topic may be indicative of the mathematical prowess of your average poster  ;D
I think the problem regarding commenting on this is it appears pretty abstract. I read it's taking several teams days to check for inconsistencies in the proof.
My mum would say "That's good dear, but will it help me with the washing up?" :D As she used to when I was writing BASIC programs as a kid.

I'd like to know what practical solutions this proof with allow us.
 

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