
#1
Apr1713, 07:04 PM

P: 115

Hi, I found this proof on arxiv just yesterday, though it was published on March 18. I don't know if it is right, but can you guys check it? Is it right?
http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.4649 



#2
Apr1713, 08:38 PM

Mentor
P: 16,703

1) The person is not a mathematician, but an Electrical Engineer
2) He hasn't published any paper in pure mathematics 3) The paper is not written in LaTeX 4) He references wikipedia and mathworld These four points together make me doubt very much that the proof is valid. Of course, maybe the proof is valid, but I'm really not going to bother with reading it until a professional journal publishes it. The above 4 points are usually enough to separate a genuine paper from a false paper. 



#3
Apr1713, 08:58 PM

P: 115

I guess you're right...



Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
goldbach conjecture proof  Linear & Abstract Algebra  36  
Riemann Hypothesis and Goldbach Conjecture Proof?  General Math  5  
(Not a Proof of) Goldbach's Conjecture  Linear & Abstract Algebra  6  
Proof of Goldbach,Polignac,Legendre,Sophie Germain conjecture.pdf  Linear & Abstract Algebra  2  
Goldbach's Conjecture  Proof (better link)  Linear & Abstract Algebra  48 