4. Will It Stop?

Getting Started with Competitive Programming

(an NPTEL course)

Module 4. Will It Stop?

To have the full interactive experience, please view this video on Itempool.

This lecture is based on the problem "Will It Stop?" that features in the book "Looking for a Challenge Volume 2" (problem C). You can find the book here.

This problem alludes to a famous conjecture in mathematics called the Collatz conjecutre. You can find out more about the Collatz conjecture here or in this recent Veritasium video (recent at the time of this writing 😀) or in this older Numberphile video.

The code discussed in the video can be found here.

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