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Google gives 0^0=1

  1. Dec 13, 2011 #1
    they also gave 2 instead 288 on the infamous equation. who works in the math department for google?
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2011 #2
    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
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 #3
    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
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 #4
    What is the "infamous" equation?
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 #5

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    He probably means 48÷2(9+3). We shouldn't talk about it, though. :wink:
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 #6
    I am as idiot as google. I thought zero to the power zero equaled one, too.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2011 #7
    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.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2011 #8
    It's 2. :biggrin:
     
  10. Dec 13, 2011 #9

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  11. Dec 13, 2011 #10

    dextercioby

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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.
     
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  12. Dec 13, 2011 #11
    has anyone read 'Stories of your life and others' by Ted Chiang?

    one of the stories deals with 0/0
     
  13. Dec 13, 2011 #12

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    It has so many values for physical constants that are outdated or flat-out wrong.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.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2011 #13

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    I'd rather use my [STRIKE]slid[/STRIKE] slide rule after hearing all of this. :)
     
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  15. Dec 13, 2011 #14

    jhae2.718

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    Not this crap again! :cry:
     
  16. Dec 13, 2011 #15

    lisab

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    *wonders of slid rule is the past tense of slide rule*
     
  17. Dec 13, 2011 #16
    *wonders if of is future tense of if*
     
  18. Dec 13, 2011 #17

    lisab

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    :redface:
     
  19. Dec 13, 2011 #18

    BobG

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    My slide rule won't calculate 0^0, so it must be undefined.
     
  20. Dec 13, 2011 #19

    dlgoff

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    Dang. I've been looking for that Zero all day. Go figure.
     
  21. Dec 13, 2011 #20

    dlgoff

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    Notice my reason for editing. I just slid it back into its sheath.
     
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