20081002, 02:18  #859  
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
6DE_{16} Posts 
Quote:
(assuming that we can grasp the notion of how big 43,112,609 is) Last fiddled with by jinydu on 20081002 at 02:19 

20081002, 02:37  #860 
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
2^{3}×5×229 Posts 
This reminds me to watch (again) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

20081002, 13:42  #861 
Cranksta Rap Ayatollah
Jul 2003
641_{10} Posts 
Do you have an intuitive notion of how long it would take to flip a coin 43 million times? (btw, if you start doing any arithmetic in your head, that's not intuitive)

20081002, 15:03  #862  
"Ben"
Feb 2007
6416_{8} Posts 
Quote:
We know that M46 is ~ 130 million dB bigger than, say, the number of fingers on your hand. Code:
130M dB = 10 log10 ((10^13M)/5) Code:
170 dB = 20 log10 (20e3 / 60e6) Code:
130M dB ~= 20 log10 (10^6.5e6 * (20e3/60e6)) p.s. does anything in nature follow a log log relationship? That's what we need here to make the right analogy. 

20081002, 19:47  #863 
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
7188_{10} Posts 

20081002, 19:56  #864 
"Ben"
Feb 2007
2·3·557 Posts 

20081002, 20:03  #865 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2×3×293 Posts 
This is actually an example from math, not from the physical world, but...
How about , where the sum is taken over all primes less than or equal to 2^43112609  1? I think the result is approximately 17.5 (but I'm not sure because of the term; I'm not sure if M46 is "large enough" to make it less than 0.1). Last fiddled with by jinydu on 20081002 at 20:08 
20081004, 16:12  #866  
Aug 2006
13462_{8} Posts 
with Mertens' constant M = 0.2614972... Quote:
I expect your result is 17.47431035675907928519109475..., accurate to all displayed decimals. * Unless you use more than, say, ten million digits of M. 

20081004, 19:30  #867 
Dec 2003
Hopefully Near M48
2×3×293 Posts 
At Long Last!

20081004, 21:15  #868 
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
2^{3}×5×229 Posts 
I've always liked their "Click for larger view" gag.
I strongly suspect that they reused the same picture, too! That's cheating! Last fiddled with by Batalov on 20081004 at 21:16 
20081004, 21:38  #869 
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
10253_{8} Posts 
Actually, the "larger" image is twice the size. Still, it's so blurry that it might as well be the first size (not that I'm expecting to be able to see the digits or something, but come on...).

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