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2:51 AM
I politely asked the moderator to delete my answer, because the question is just a dupe, not low quality. I didn't ask you to downvote me. The reason for downvoting an answer that will be deleted is purely and completely psychological. If I'm not mistaken, there's technically no point in downvoting an accepted answer to get it deleted.
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5:22 AM
@Peter That unnecessary duplicate is up for deletion now.
Q: Has there ever been a direct link between the Collatz Conjecture and algebraic geometry? I think I found one.

dthomasThe idea is to map each positive integer $n > 1 $ to a point in the 2D plane using a function of the orbit's stopping time. For stopping time integer $n$ with stopping time $s$, you would map the integer $n$ to point $(s - n, s)$. For example $$ 2 → (-1, 1) $$ $$ 3 → (-1, 2) $$ $$ 5 → (-1, 4) $$ ...

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12:03 PM
@amWhy It is relevant since it shows how disastreous this site has become. This is not forcasting , it is the current situation. The purpose of CURED is to prevent that , so how can this be not relevant for this room ?
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12:57 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at beginning of body (42): A Conjecture On $sigma(n)$‭ by Sourav Mandal‭ on math.SE
1:14 PM
@KReiser It can be deleted now.
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2:29 PM
Q: Is there a known link between the Collatz Conjecture and algebraic geometry? I have some results indicating there may be!

dthomasIt seems that one of the difficult parts about trying to study the Collatz Conjecture is being able to frame it in the light of some known areas of mathematics. I have an idea which seems to link the conjecture directly to Euclidean geometry and perhaps even the complex plane. The idea is to map ...

4:18 PM
I doubt that the substitution rule works in complex numbers here
@Peter Can you explain the problem with that question? Or what kind of extra information would help? The question seems clear to me, I feel like there is reasonable context, and the question itself is kind of natural. It is a vast improvement over the "do my homework" questions that run rampant.
4:38 PM
@Peter The bigger problem is the multi-valued-ness of the complex logarithm.
@Peter I agree with @Xander There is nothing wrong with that question about infinitesimals. You seem to have a strong bias against nonstandard analysis. Why? It is quite beautiful and one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century.
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