The Mathematics of Paul Erdös I pp 47-67

Part of the Algorithms and Combinatorics book series (AC, volume 13)

Some of My Favorite Problems and Results

  • Paul Erdős

Abstract

Problems have always been essential part of my mathematical life. A well chosen problem can isolate an essential difficulty in a particular area, serving as a benchmark against which progress in this area can be measured. An innocent looking problem often gives no hint as to its true nature. It might be like a “marshmallow,” serving as a tasty tidbit supplying a few moments of fleeting enjoyment. Or It might be like an “acorn,” requiring deep and subtle new insights from which a mighty oak can develop.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Erdős
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteHungarian Academy of SciencesHungary

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