Proof of Conway’s lost cosmological theorem

  title={Proof of Conway’s lost cosmological theorem},
  author={Shalosh B. Ekhad and Doron Zeilberger},
  journal={Electronic Research Announcements of The American Mathematical Society},
  • S. B. Ekhad, D. Zeilberger
  • Published 21 August 1997
  • Mathematics
  • Electronic Research Announcements of The American Mathematical Society
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Book of numbers
How Many People Can the Earth Support?By Joel E. Cohen. Norton: 1995. Pp. 532. $30, £22.50. UK publication date, 27 March.
The encyclopedia of integer sequences
This book presents methods for Computer Investigation of Sequences, a method for hand analysis of sequences, and some of the methods used in this work, as well as suggestions for further study.
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