Re: [PrimeNumbers] Chen's next best thing
- In a message dated 27/11/02 13:13:07 GMT Standard Time,
> This is the best that is proven, it seems:See also my message of 5 Nov
> 55 #7959
> Chen, Jing Run
> On the representation of a larger even integer as the
> sum of a prime and the product of at most two primes.
> Sci. Sinica 16 (1973), 157--176.
for a pointer to a reprint of this proof.
Being a rigorously correct one, rather than the hand-waving "proofs" we see
so often on this list [no names, no pack drill...], it is ferociously
difficult to follow.
(I've read it (twice) and absorbed the flavour only, not every detail.)
It would be nice if no-one were allowed to post their "proof" of Goldbach
until they had determined what precisely it was that the towering genius of
Chen had missed - and for that they would first have to _understand_ what he
did. That would staunch the flow of rubbish postings quite effectively.
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