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2013-02-12 10:54:49 AM
sqrt sqrt sqrt sqrt sqrt
 
2013-02-12 11:47:43 AM

LazarusLong42: I'm saddened that they only include the real positive root. Every number has four fourth roots, people!!

+-sqrt(2), and +-i*sqrt(2) in this case.


Depends whether OP really meant -(4^(1/4)), or (-4)^(1/4), which works out to 1+i, 1-i, -1+ij, -1-i.
 
2013-02-12 11:48:46 AM
oops, accidentally typo'd a j. S/b:
1+i, 1-i, -1+i, -1-i
 
2013-02-12 11:55:03 AM
It appears that Google's tailored marketing reveals another aspect of culture most would like to ignore... mathematicians/physicists/engineers are the main consumers of these kinds of things.
 
2013-02-12 12:11:12 PM

UberDave: I got the same results out of Google when I tried to find the integral of e^x.


Maybe you're not cut out calculus.
 
2013-02-12 12:12:52 PM

FizixJunkee: UberDave: I got the same results out of Google when I tried to find the integral of e^x.

Maybe you're not cut out for calculus.


\ftfm
 
2013-02-12 12:14:37 PM

Big Man On Campus: It appears that Google's tailored marketing reveals another aspect of culture most would like to ignore... mathematicians/physicists/engineers are the main consumers of these kinds of things.


No respectable physicist or mathematician is going to use Google's calculator.  If we're too lazy to do the math ourselves, we just fire up Mathematica.  Idiot high school kids use Google's calculator...that's the audience they're shooting for.
 
2013-02-12 12:14:39 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.

It did for my GIS.

[i46.tinypic.com image 300x452]


Mine didn't. It did eventually give me this, though.

i.canvasugc.com
 
2013-02-12 01:02:05 PM
Wait until you're in electrical engineering and taking a signals course and try to use google calc to convert hertz to radians/sec.

Apparently they disagree with the entire world that 1 hertz = 2pi rad/sec.
 
2013-02-12 01:17:15 PM
It even bypasses Google porn filter. COOL
 
2013-02-12 01:23:30 PM
Algebra porn is hawt!!!!!
 
2013-02-12 01:29:53 PM
I was told there would be no math porn.
 
2013-02-12 01:56:15 PM

nickerj1: Wait until you're in electrical engineering and taking a signals course and try to use google calc to convert hertz to radians/sec.

Apparently they disagree with the entire world that 1 hertz = 2pi rad/sec.


Uhm, maybe they took it out, if it was incorrect?  I can't even get the calculator to give me a result for that conversion.
 
2013-02-12 02:08:46 PM
Subby, I clicked expecting tits.
Are some people's workplaces so sensitive that they'll block even the slightest amount of text containing terms like thick cocked "black man farks huge-assed Asian schoolteacher MILF with massive tits after she solves for X?"
 
2013-02-12 02:09:48 PM

LazarusLong42: arashinogarou: Wolfram Alpha is such a prude:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=-4^%281%2F4%29

I'm saddened that they only include the real positive root.  Every number has four fourth roots, people!!

+-sqrt(2), and +-i*sqrt(2) in this case.


Like I said, prudes! They don't want sq(ui)rts in there.
 
2013-02-12 02:20:26 PM

Abner Doon: nickerj1: Wait until you're in electrical engineering and taking a signals course and try to use google calc to convert hertz to radians/sec.

Apparently they disagree with the entire world that 1 hertz = 2pi rad/sec.

Uhm, maybe they took it out, if it was incorrect?  I can't even get the calculator to give me a result for that conversion.


Really?

cdn.styleforum.net
 
2013-02-12 02:25:24 PM

UberDave: I got the same results out of Google when I tried to find the integral of e^x.


It's an undefined function:

f(un)
 
2013-02-12 02:38:58 PM

snowjack: Abner Doon: nickerj1: Wait until you're in electrical engineering and taking a signals course and try to use google calc to convert hertz to radians/sec.

Apparently they disagree with the entire world that 1 hertz = 2pi rad/sec.

Uhm, maybe they took it out, if it was incorrect?  I can't even get the calculator to give me a result for that conversion.

Really?

[cdn.styleforum.net image 350x220]


Ya. I've tried every variation on each of those units I can come up with, it never brings up the calculator thing. *shrug*
 
2013-02-12 03:05:26 PM
Oh, I misunderstood what you were saying, sorry.
 
2013-02-12 06:32:23 PM

snowjack: oops, accidentally typo'd a j. S/b:
1+i, 1-i, -1+i, -1-i


(-1 * 4) ^ ( 1/4) = (-1) ^ (1/4) * (4 ^ (1/4) = sqrt(i) * sqrt(2)

your roots would be i  * -1.414..., i * 1.414..., -i * -1.414..., and -i * 1.414
 
2013-02-12 07:31:52 PM
I don't get it. It works now. I didn't change anything. The first thing was some kind of table graph and that was it, this morning. But now it's the table graph followed by the pornography.
 
2013-02-12 07:43:06 PM

Lord Jubjub: snowjack: oops, accidentally typo'd a j. S/b:
1+i, 1-i, -1+i, -1-i

(-1 * 4) ^ ( 1/4) = (-1) ^ (1/4) * (4 ^ (1/4) = sqrt(i) * sqrt(2)

your roots would be i  * -1.414..., i * 1.414..., -i * -1.414..., and -i * 1.414


You're right up to the sqrt(i) * sqrt(2).
Sqrt(-1) = e^((i*pi)/2)
Sqrt(i) = e^((i*pi)/4)
By eulers rule sqrt(i)= cos(pi/4) + i sin(pi/4)
So
Sqrt(2) * (sqrt(2)/2 + i*sqrt(2)/2) = 1+i
 
2013-02-12 08:45:28 PM
Heaven forbid you do a GIS for this search query. Get some hand sanitizer if you do
 
2013-02-12 09:29:40 PM
damn, that was nasty
 
2013-02-12 09:50:03 PM

abhorrent1: Awesome. Now I can search for porn and if I forget to delete the search from my google toolbar, my wife won't know what I'm doing


THIS.
 
2013-02-12 10:29:05 PM

abhorrent1: Awesome. Now I can search for porn and if I forget to delete the search from my google toolbar, my wife won't know what I'm doing


Just search for 2257, after a page or two it gets much more interesting.
 
2013-02-12 11:07:37 PM

FizixJunkee: FizixJunkee: UberDave: I got the same results out of Google when I tried to find the integral of e^x.

Maybe you're not cut out for calculus.

\ftfm



I bet I can calculate the angular velocity of that joke flying over your head.
 
2013-02-12 11:10:12 PM

I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: UberDave: I got the same results out of Google when I tried to find the integral of e^x.

It's an undefined function:

f(un)


I thought it was a function ofark?!
 
2013-02-13 02:47:57 PM

abhorrent1: Awesome. Now I can search for porn and if I forget to delete the search from my google toolbar, my wife won't know what I'm doing


Jeesh feel sorry for you, just get a girl who isnt such a prude that she will watch porn with you and actually engage in said acts as on screen. My girlfriend has a higher sex drive than me.

Sometimes a nugga just wants to play Skyrim
 
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