Publications of (and about) Paul Erdös
Autor: Erdös, Paul
Title: Problems and results in discrete mathematics. (In English)
Source: Discrete Math. 136, No.1-3, 53-73 (1994).
Review: This is a collection of a large number of very challenging unsolved problems in number theory, geometry, and combinatorics, together with many valuable remarks on the sometimes rather long history and the present state of knowledge. The author has contributed to most of the problems in an essential way. This enables him to estimate their difficulty by offering certain amounts of money for their solution. It also results in a very lively style of presentation. As a rule, the author does not provide detailed bibliographical references. Instead, he recommends some books and papers containing more complete information. Unfortunately, there are some misprints. In particular, the lower bound (due to Berlekamp) for the number f(p,2) concerning van der Waerden's theorem on monochromatic arithmetic progressions of length p in a two- colouring of the integers should read p · 2p instead of p2p.
Reviewer: J.Linhart (Salzburg)
Classif.: * 52C10 Erdoes problems and related topics of discrete geometry
11B25 Arithmetic progressions
05D10 Ramsey theory
00A07 Problem books
52-02 Research monographs (convex and discrete geometry)
05C55 Generalized Ramsey theory
Keywords: Erdös problems; arithmetic progressions; Sidon sequences; Ramsey theory; unsolved problems
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