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?
A very large number. It is so huge that it is easiest expressed in scientific notation, where we count the number of zeros: 2 ^ 63 = 9.2 x 10^18, or 9.2 E+18 Or roughly, this is a nine, followed by 18 zeroes! As a comparison, one million has six zeroes ...
Happy e Day. What is e?
How many would say it is the irrational number e also known Euler’s number. I suspect that even many students would say that “e” is the scientific notation letter as in 1.3e4 = 1.3 x 10 4. Sadly, students still sometimes write scientific notation on ...
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.
And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights
I’ll also note that Tim Lincecum followed up his no-hitter with an eight shutout innings performance. Contrast this to last year’s no-no followup in which he gave up so many hits and runs the box score had to be expressed in scientific notation.