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== Bibliography ==
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Here is a [[Bibliography]] of relevant papers in the field.
 
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[[Density Hales-Jewett]]
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# T. Austin, [http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.1633 Deducing the density Hales-Jewett theorem from an infinitary removal lemma], preprint.
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# H. Furstenberg, Y. Katznelson, “[http://math.stanford.edu/~katznel/hj43.pdf A density version of the Hales-Jewett theorem for k=3]“, Graph Theory and Combinatorics (Cambridge, 1988). Discrete Math. 75 (1989), no. 1-3, 227–241.
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# H. Furstenberg, Y. Katznelson, “[http://math.stanford.edu/~katznel/dhj12.pdf A density version of the Hales-Jewett theorem]“, J. Anal. Math. 57 (1991), 64–119.
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# R. McCutcheon, “[http://www.msci.memphis.edu/~randall/preprints/HJk3.pdf The conclusion of the proof of the density Hales-Jewett theorem for k=3]“, unpublished.
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[[Coloring Hales-Jewett theorem]]
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# A. Hales, R. Jewett, [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1993764 Regularity and positional games], Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 106 1963 222--229. [http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=143712 MR143712]
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# N. Hindman, E. Tressler, "[http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~etressle/hj32.pdf The first non-trivial Hales-Jewett number is four]", preprint.
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# P. Matet, "[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejc.2006.06.021 Shelah's proof of the Hales-Jewett theorem revisited]", European J. Combin. 28 (2007), no. 6, 1742--1745. [http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=2339499 MR2339499]
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# S. Shelah, "[http://www.jstor.org/stable/1990952 Primitive recursive bounds for van der Waerden numbers]", J. Amer. Math. Soc. 1 (1988), no. 3, 683--697. [http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=929498 MR 929498]
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[[Roth's theorem]]
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# E. Croot, "[http://www.math.gatech.edu/~ecroot/szemeredi.pdf Szemeredi's theorem on three-term progressions, at a glance], preprint.
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Behrend-type constructions
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# M. Elkin, "[http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.4310 An Improved Construction of Progression-Free Sets ]", preprint.
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# B. Green, J. Wolf, "[http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.0732 A note on Elkin's improvement of Behrend's construction]", preprint.
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# K. O'Bryant, "[http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.3057 Sets of integers that do not contain long arithmetic progressions]", preprint.
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Triangles and corners
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# M. Ajtai, E. Szemerédi, Sets of lattice points that form no squares, Stud. Sci. Math. Hungar. 9 (1974), 9--11 (1975). [http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=369299 MR369299]
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# I. Ruzsa, E. Szemerédi, Triple systems with no six points carrying three triangles. Combinatorics (Proc. Fifth Hungarian Colloq., Keszthely, 1976), Vol. II, pp. 939--945, Colloq. Math. Soc. János Bolyai, 18, North-Holland, Amsterdam-New York, 1978. [http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=519318 MR519318]
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# J. Solymosi, [http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=206943 A note on a question of Erdős and Graham], Combin. Probab. Comput. 13 (2004), no. 2, 263--267. [http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=2047239 MR 2047239]
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[[Kruskal-Katona theorem]]
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# P. Keevash, "[http://arxiv.org/abs/0806.2023 Shadows and intersections: stability and new proofs]", preprint.
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General texts
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# R. Graham, B. Rothschild, J. Spencer, Ramsey theory, second edition, Wiley-Interscience, 1990
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Revision as of 13:46, 11 March 2009

The Problem

The basic problem to be considered by the Polymath1 project is to explore a particular combinatorial approach to the density Hales-Jewett theorem for k=3 (DHJ(3)), suggested by Tim Gowers. The original proof of DHJ(3) used arguments from ergodic theory.

Basic definitions

Useful background materials

Here is some background to the project. There is also a general discussion on massively collaborative "polymath" projects. This is a cheatsheet for editing the wiki. Finally, here is the general Wiki user's guide.

Threads and further problems

Here is a further list of blog posts related to the Polymath1 project. Here is wordpress's list. Here is a timeline of progress so far.

A spreadsheet containing the latest upper and lower bounds for [math]c_n[/math] can be found here. Here are the proofs of our upper and lower bounds for these constants.

We are also collecting bounds for Fujimura's problem, motivated by a hyper-optimistic conjecture.

There is also a chance that we will be able to improve the known bounds on Moser's cube problem.

Here are some unsolved problems arising from the above threads.

Here is a tidy problem page.

Proof strategies

It is natural to look for strategies based on one of the following:

Related theorems

All these theorems are worth knowing. The most immediately relevant are Roth's theorem, Sperner's theorem, Szemerédi's regularity lemma and the triangle removal lemma, but some of the others could well come into play as well.

Important concepts related to possible proofs

Complete proofs or detailed sketches of potentially useful results

Attempts at proofs of DHJ(3)

Generalizing to DHJ(k)

Here is a Bibliography of relevant papers in the field.