on February 3, 2011
I wrote about big numbers, specifically Avogadro’s number. Here is a classic video showing the relative size of everything around us, big AND small, represented by these numbers.
on December 2, 2010
In the last few years, there have been very large numbers thrown around when describing the US budget and deficit. These numbers are so large they are best expressed using scientific notation (you know, 1 trillion = 10¹²); they are almost incomprehensible. Some would say they are astronomical. So here goes. If you were able to [...]