by EternityMech
 P: 93 they also gave 2 instead 288 on the infamous equation. who works in the math department for google?
 P: 22 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
 P: 948 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
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What is the "infamous" equation?
 PF Patron P: 629 He probably means 48÷2(9+3). We shouldn't talk about it, though.
 P: 22 I am as idiot as google. I thought zero to the power zero equaled one, too.
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 Quote by neyzenyelda 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.
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 Quote by Dembadon He probably means 48÷2(9+3). We shouldn't talk about it, though.
It's 2.
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No, it's not.

See here for the "infamous equation": http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=494675
See here for $0^0$: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=530207
 HW Helper Sci Advisor P: 11,717 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.
 P: 22 has anyone read 'Stories of your life and others' by Ted Chiang? one of the stories deals with 0/0
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 Quote by dextercioby 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It has so many values for physical constants that are outdated or flat-out wrong.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.
 PF Patron Sci Advisor P: 2,555 I'd rather use my slid slide rule after hearing all of this. :)
 PF Patron P: 1,132 Not this crap again!
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 Quote by dlgoff 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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 Quote by lisab *wonders of slid rule is the past tense of slide rule*
*wonders if of is future tense of if*
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 Quote by Jimmy Snyder *wonders if of is future tense of if*
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