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(Gizmodo)   e^(i*2*pi) * (-1)^98 * (-343)^(1/3) numbers that are just as cool as Pi   ( io9.gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-03-14 12:06:47 PM  
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42?
 
2017-03-14 12:28:02 PM  
"In fact, Graham's number is so mindboggingly huge that it cannot be expressed using conventional notation of powers, and even powers of powers. It's so large, that if all the material in the universe were turned into pen and ink it would not be enough to write the number down. Consequently, mathematicians use a special notation devised by Donald Knuth to express it."

Fershlugginer Potrzebie?
 
2017-03-14 12:42:43 PM  
Minus seven numbers, Subby?
 
2017-03-14 01:07:54 PM  

Curate's Keg: Minus seven numbers, Subby?


Math is hard.

/also, it's 'e', not 'E'
//unless Fark likes to capitalize the first word in the headline...
 
2017-03-14 03:23:01 PM  
Fake numbers.

Alt-math.
 
2017-03-14 03:23:41 PM  
Way to rip off Numberphile there, Gizmodo...
 
2017-03-14 03:24:57 PM  
-7?  I don't remember that number being particularly cool...
 
2017-03-14 03:25:32 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: -7?  I don't remember that number being particularly cool...


shoulda gone with e^(ipi)
 
2017-03-14 03:27:19 PM  
Of all the numbers, these are the coolest: e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0
 
2017-03-14 03:27:20 PM  

Barry McCockner: [i2.photobucket.com image 400x250]

42?


How dare you
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2017-03-14 03:28:36 PM  
Soooooo... they're not cool is what you're saying. Got it.
 
2017-03-14 03:44:21 PM  
Eleventy
 
2017-03-14 03:45:42 PM  

bighairyguy: Eleventy


tree fiddy
 
2017-03-14 03:52:43 PM  
Good find, subs. I would have guessed all those except Graham's Number. Forgot about that one.
 
2017-03-14 03:59:58 PM  
But does it taste as good as Pi?
 
2017-03-14 04:06:23 PM  
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/correct to 4 places after the decimal
 
2017-03-14 04:41:22 PM  
how bout Avocado's number?
 
2017-03-14 04:53:04 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: how bout Avocado's number?


What about Jenny's number?
 
2017-03-14 05:28:27 PM  
-1/12
 
2017-03-14 05:53:42 PM  
5318008
 
2017-03-14 06:31:34 PM  

sxacho: -1/12


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2017-03-14 06:34:14 PM  
With respect to Graham's number, it doesn't deserve to be on that list.  It's hella big, to be sure, but if that's your standard for notability there's no reason to limit yourself to numbers that have seen "serious" usage.  Bust out the busy beaver function, which grows so quickly it's literally incalculable.  BB(100) blows G out of the goddamn water.

Also, the square root of 2 should get an honorable mention for historical reasons, since it was the first number to be proven irrational.
 
2017-03-14 06:40:03 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: the square root of 2 should get an honorable mention for historical reasons, since it was the first number to be proven irrational.


Yeah, but it doesn't have much practical use in mathematics.
 
2017-03-14 07:04:29 PM  
FTA:  (an imaginary number is a number that, when squared, gives a negative result; e.g. 5i = -25).

Um...no.

(5i)2 = -25.
 
2017-03-14 07:32:47 PM  
I was familiar with all that but I looked into Graham's number and it blew my mind. *hold me*
 
2017-03-14 07:48:09 PM  
Here's Ron Graham explaining how big Graham's number is

How Big is Graham's Number? (feat Ron Graham)
Youtube GuigptwlVHo
 
2017-03-14 08:01:05 PM  

batlock666: Of all the numbers, these are the coolest: e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0


I've considered an Euler's identity tattoo, but can never decide on the

batlock666: Of all the numbers, these are the coolest: e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0


I've considered an Euler's Identity tattoo, but then I get stuck on picking a typeface. Probably Computer Modern.
 
2017-03-14 08:01:35 PM  
Yikes... not sure what happened to that posting.
 
2017-03-14 08:22:02 PM  
And now, a limerick...
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2017-03-14 08:50:52 PM  

PunkTiger: And now, a limerick...
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Very clever, but I think I got it:

A dozen, a gross, and a score
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Then add five times eleven
Gives 81, you coontfarking whore.

Ok, maybe I didn't get the last line right.
 
2017-03-14 09:36:26 PM  
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2017-03-14 10:11:33 PM  
pi isn't interesting...
 
2017-03-14 10:53:42 PM  
NUMBERWANG!

/what do I win?
 
2017-03-14 11:36:01 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Bust out the busy beaver


Enough about your mom.
 
2017-03-14 11:50:00 PM  

batlock666: Of all the numbers, these are the coolest: e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0


just say e = cos( Θ ) + i sin( Θ )  and be done with it

/so taking a complex number , a + ib, you can represent polar coordinates with ea+ib, where the radius is ea and the angle is represented by eib
 
2017-03-15 02:01:32 AM  

batlock666: Of all the numbers, these are the coolest: e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0


You don't need the last four, e is clearly the coolest number.
 
2017-03-15 02:46:49 AM  

Metastatic Capricorn: batlock666: Of all the numbers, these are the coolest: e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0

I've considered an Euler's identity tattoo, but can never decide on the batlock666: Of all the numbers, these are the coolest: e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0

I've considered an Euler's Identity tattoo, but then I get stuck on picking a typeface. Probably Computer Modern.


Do it! I've got the cauchy riemann equations across my back
 
2017-03-15 04:12:52 AM  
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2017-03-15 12:01:06 PM  

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/correct to 4 places after the decimal


Jne?
 
2017-03-15 03:42:04 PM  
Ron Graham is pretty cool guy.
I pasted an email correspondence I had with him below.

Hello Dr Graham,

I promised my son I would write you if I could find an appropriate email address to let you know of a new (fun but useless) number that is linked to the actual number bearing your name.
I learned about Graham's number from several videos on the Numberphile website.
My seven year old son Fielding says "I love you to infinity" and the such when giving good night hugs and kisses.  I told him about another really big number I learned about,  Graham's number.
A few days later we were chatting and he said he had invented a new number.  It's Fielding's number.  I said what is Fielding's number. Fielding's number is a 1 followed by Graham's number of zeros.

I promised I would share and I have.

So I hope you have a great day.

Jeremy Parsons MD

HIS REPLY
HI Jeremy and Fielding,

This is indeed a big number. Now how about a 1 followed by
a Fielding's number of 0's!

Best regards,

Ron Graham
 
2017-03-15 06:19:58 PM  
And

doglover: pi isn't interesting...


pi^2 is very close to g, the acceleration due to gravity at the Earth's surface (9.8 m/s2). Coincidence?

No!

Back in the day (1600s?), the meter was defined as the length of a pendulum with half-period of 1 second. The period of a pendulum is, for small angles, approximately T = 2π(L/g)1/2, where L is its length and g is the acceleration due to gravity. If we set T = 2s and L = 1m, and solve for g, we get g = π2.
 
2017-03-16 01:50:24 AM  
TAU, biatchez!
 
2017-03-16 02:02:44 AM  

wjllope: And doglover: pi isn't interesting...

pi^2 is very close to g, the acceleration due to gravity at the Earth's surface (9.8 m/s2). Coincidence?

No!

Back in the day (1600s?), the meter was defined as the length of a pendulum with half-period of 1 second. The period of a pendulum is, for small angles, approximately T = 2π(L/g)1/2, where L is its length and g is the acceleration due to gravity. If we set T = 2s and L = 1m, and solve for g, we get g = π2.


I'm calling bullshiat on that.  The meter was defined as one ten millionth of the distance (measured along the Earth's surface) from the north pole to the equator along the meridian that ran through Paris.
 
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