The Infinite Variety of Wrong Answers
The calculation in question involved multiplying three numbers that were in scientific notation, and dividing by the product of two other numbers in scientific notation, which is how he ended up with all his answers off by a factor of 10…) The infinite ...
What is Y2K? Y2K is a nickname for Year Two Kilos (kilos are thousands in scientific notation). Y2K is the date 2000, when computer operating systems and programs with dates in their codes are likely to malfunction. Why is the year 2000 a problem for ...
What Are The Odds Of A Perfect NCAA Bracket?
Indeed, March Madness already hit the news a few weeks ago with word of Warren Buffett backing Quicken Loans’ billion-dollar contest for a perfect NCAA Men’s Basketball bracket ... it is easiest expressed in scientific notation, where we count ...
How Aric Sigman distorts the scientific evidence to mislead you.
This is ricockulous, this is not how the paper was presented in the media, it is not what people were expecting, and it’s not what I’d expect from any opinion piece in anything approaching a scientific journal. In fact, this way madness lies ...
The Golden Rules Of Error Analysis
One would think that any undergraduate in any scientific field knows the basics ... INSIST on the plus/minus notation. It forces people to think one tiny step further. I explained such many times. I realize now that my efforts back-fired.