Advice Needed!! Hi all, I think i have managed to prove a theorem in a completely different way compared to the other proofs i have seen so far. I checked up in some books and there is no similar proof of this theorem in non of them. There is only one book that suggests that this theorem can be proven the way i did, but it gives nothing more than this suggestion, no hints how to do it, nothing else. I also have managed to prove almost all consequences of this theorem, using my way of proof. Since we are on spring break right now, i haven't yet disscussed this with my academic advisor, who is also my prof. in three math courses. After i discuss it with my professor, i also am going to post the entire work of mine here, and have it judged by you. At this point i would like to know, that how original does something have to be, in order to be acceptable for being published in any magazine? In other words, i am sure that somewhere(in some upperdivsion books) this theorem should have been proven in a similar manner to this of mine, but since i did it with no reference at any othe book, is there a possibility that i may have it published somewhere. It doesn't really make any difference whether i publish it or not, but i was just curious asking???? Any comment on this will be highly appreciated. Me!