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For any $n \geq 0$ and $k \geq 1$, the density Hales-Jewett number $c_{n,k}$ is defined as the size of the largest subset of the cube $[k]^n$ := $\{1,\ldots,k\}^n$ which contains no combinatorial line; similarly, the Moser number $c'_{n,k}$ is the largest subset of the cube $[k]^n$ which contains no geometric line. A deep theorem of Furstenberg and Katznelson \cite{fk1}, \cite{fk2}, \cite{mcc} shows that $c_{n,k}$ = $o(k^n)$ as $n \to \infty$ (which implies a similar claim for $c'_{n,k}$; this is already non-trivial for $k = 3$. Several new proofs of this result have also been recently established \cite{poly}, \cite{austin}. | For any $n \geq 0$ and $k \geq 1$, the density Hales-Jewett number $c_{n,k}$ is defined as the size of the largest subset of the cube $[k]^n$ := $\{1,\ldots,k\}^n$ which contains no combinatorial line; similarly, the Moser number $c'_{n,k}$ is the largest subset of the cube $[k]^n$ which contains no geometric line. A deep theorem of Furstenberg and Katznelson \cite{fk1}, \cite{fk2}, \cite{mcc} shows that $c_{n,k}$ = $o(k^n)$ as $n \to \infty$ (which implies a similar claim for $c'_{n,k}$; this is already non-trivial for $k = 3$. Several new proofs of this result have also been recently established \cite{poly}, \cite{austin}. | ||

− | Using both human and computer-assisted arguments, we compute several values of $c_{n,k}$ and $c'_{n,k}$ for small $n,k$. For instance the sequence $c_{n,3}$ for $n=0,\ldots,6$ is $1,2,6,18,52,150,450$, while the sequence $c'_{n,3}$ for $n=0,\ldots, | + | Using both human and computer-assisted arguments, we compute several values of $c_{n,k}$ and $c'_{n,k}$ for small $n,k$. For instance the sequence $c_{n,3}$ for $n=0,\ldots,6$ is $1,2,6,18,52,150,450$, while the sequence $c'_{n,3}$ for $n=0,\ldots,6$ is $1,2,6,16,43,124,353$. We also establish some results for higher $k$, showing for instance that an analogue of the LYM inequality (which relates to the $k = 2$ case) does not hold for higher $k$. |

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N. J. A. Sloane, Ed. (2008), The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, {\tt www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/} | N. J. A. Sloane, Ed. (2008), The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, {\tt www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/} | ||

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+ | \bibitem{potenchin} | ||

+ | A. Potechin, \emph{Maximal caps in $AG(6, 3)$}, Journal Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Volume 46, Number 3 / March, 2008. | ||

\bibitem{poly} D.H.J. Polymath, ???, preprint. {\bf need title} | \bibitem{poly} D.H.J. Polymath, ???, preprint. {\bf need title} | ||

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− | E. Szemer\'edi, \emph{On sets of integers containing no k elements in arithmetic progression}, Acta Arithmetica \textbf{27} (1975), 199-–245. | + | E. Szemer\'edi, \emph{On sets of integers containing no $k$ elements in arithmetic progression}, Acta Arithmetica \textbf{27} (1975), 199-–245. |

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\title{Density Hales-Jewett and Moser numbers}

\author{D.H.J. Polymath} \address{http://michaelnielsen.org/polymath1/index.php} \email{???}

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\begin{abstract} For any $n \geq 0$ and $k \geq 1$, the density Hales-Jewett number $c_{n,k}$ is defined as the size of the largest subset of the cube $[k]^n$ := $\{1,\ldots,k\}^n$ which contains no combinatorial line; similarly, the Moser number $c'_{n,k}$ is the largest subset of the cube $[k]^n$ which contains no geometric line. A deep theorem of Furstenberg and Katznelson \cite{fk1}, \cite{fk2}, \cite{mcc} shows that $c_{n,k}$ = $o(k^n)$ as $n \to \infty$ (which implies a similar claim for $c'_{n,k}$; this is already non-trivial for $k = 3$. Several new proofs of this result have also been recently established \cite{poly}, \cite{austin}.

Using both human and computer-assisted arguments, we compute several values of $c_{n,k}$ and $c'_{n,k}$ for small $n,k$. For instance the sequence $c_{n,3}$ for $n=0,\ldots,6$ is $1,2,6,18,52,150,450$, while the sequence $c'_{n,3}$ for $n=0,\ldots,6$ is $1,2,6,16,43,124,353$. We also establish some results for higher $k$, showing for instance that an analogue of the LYM inequality (which relates to the $k = 2$ case) does not hold for higher $k$. \end{abstract}

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\bibitem{mcc} R. McCutcheon, \emph{The conclusion of the proof of the density Hales-Jewett theorem for k=3}, unpublished.

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\bibitem{oeis} N. J. A. Sloane, Ed. (2008), The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, {\tt www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/}

\bibitem{potenchin} A. Potechin, \emph{Maximal caps in $AG(6, 3)$}, Journal Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Volume 46, Number 3 / March, 2008.

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