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Binomial coefficients are (almost) never powers

  • Martin Aigner
  • Günter M. Ziegler
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Abstract

There is an epilogue to Bertrand’s postulate which leads to a beautiful result on binomial coefficients. In 1892 Sylvester strengthened Bertrand’s postulate in the following way:

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Aigner
    • 1
  • Günter M. Ziegler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MathematikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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