Resolution of Goldbach Conjecture is announced

12 Aug

The problem of logicism is important because it is still part of the current thinking in the scientificHaraldGoldbach literature of the day, sometimes even presented as a novelty, but that debate was the beginning of the last century at the University of Vienna, for this was known as the Vienna Circle also is it that left currents neopositivism, a review of positivist thinking of Auguste Comte, even then in decline.

The circle developed between 1922 to 1936, it took part names like Karnap, Kurt Gödel and W. V. Quine, but the group disbanded during World War II.

The was he related the problems of logic, and Gödel’s incompleteness theorem, which states that every system contains some denial and need a “foreign official” and Fermat’s last theorem and Goldbach’s conjecture were part of the talks due to logical problems here treated.

The Goldbach Conjecture was announced in a letter to Euler in June 1742 when he proposed:
Every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of three prime numbers.

Euler became interested in the problem and extended the conjecture:

Whole number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes.

The tests were made ​​by calculating the number exhaustively known in mathematics as the brute force method, in 1938, N. Pipping tested all the numbers up to 105.

Now the Peruvian Harald Andrés Helfgott says he tried in Article submitted on May 13, 2013, from Cornell University, and the initial reviews indicate that the result is valid.


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