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Google gives 0^0=1

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EternityMech
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Dec13-11, 10:44 AM
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they also gave 2 instead 288 on the infamous equation. who works in the math department for google?
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arabianights
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Dec13-11, 12:49 PM
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when i was young, i use scratch book instead of calculator to do math

and now people use google instead of calculator to do math
KingNothing
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Dec13-11, 01:16 PM
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when i was young, i use calculator instead of google to do math

and now people use wolfram alpha instead of google to do math

pergradus
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Dec13-11, 01:47 PM
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Google gives 0^0=1

What is the "infamous" equation?
Dembadon
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Dec13-11, 02:11 PM
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He probably means 482(9+3). We shouldn't talk about it, though.
neyzenyelda
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Dec13-11, 02:16 PM
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I am as idiot as google. I thought zero to the power zero equaled one, too.
Jack21222
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Dec13-11, 02:30 PM
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Quote Quote by neyzenyelda View Post
I am as idiot as google. I thought zero to the power zero equaled one, too.
I could be very very wrong about this, but as I understand it, while 0^0 is technically undefined, it's often defined as 1 to simplify certain problems.
pergradus
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Dec13-11, 02:37 PM
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He probably means 482(9+3). We shouldn't talk about it, though.
It's 2.
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Dec13-11, 02:45 PM
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Quote Quote by pergradus View Post
It's 2.
No, it's not.

Please do not let this thread turn in another debate about 482(9+3) or this thread will be locked.

See here for the "infamous equation": http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=494675
See here for [itex]0^0[/itex]: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=530207
dextercioby
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Dec13-11, 02:52 PM
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Wolframalpha is the the best resource out there for a lazy person who doesn't care about his math skills.

Yes, google can't be trusted.
arabianights
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Dec13-11, 03:01 PM
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has anyone read 'Stories of your life and others' by Ted Chiang?

one of the stories deals with 0/0
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Dec13-11, 03:34 PM
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Yes, google can't be trusted.
It has so many values for physical constants that are outdated or flat-out wrong. Avogadro's number, the astronomical unit, Newton's gravitational constant, pick one: It's probably wrong to some degree or another. For example, the google calculator value for the AU differs from the published value by 129 kilometers. The uncertainty in the published value is 3 meters.
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Dec13-11, 03:52 PM
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I'd rather use my slid slide rule after hearing all of this. :)
jhae2.718
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Dec13-11, 04:05 PM
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Not this crap again!
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Dec13-11, 04:28 PM
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Quote Quote by dlgoff View Post
I'd rather use my slid rule after hearing all of this. :)
*wonders of slid rule is the past tense of slide rule*
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*wonders of slid rule is the past tense of slide rule*
*wonders if of is future tense of if*
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Dec13-11, 04:58 PM
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*wonders if of is future tense of if*
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Quote Quote by dlgoff View Post
I'd rather use my slid rule after hearing all of this. :)
My slide rule won't calculate 0^0, so it must be undefined.


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