No | 135 | 58% | |
42 | 68 | 29% | |
Yes | 28 | 12% |
#1
A Googol is 10^100
A Googolplex is 10^Googol (Carl Sagan said that not enough matter exists in the universe to write this monster out)
So my question to you is, it it possible to have a "largest number?" Is there a certain point where the universe implodes from the sheer size of a number, or does it just go on forever?
A Googolplex is 10^Googol (Carl Sagan said that not enough matter exists in the universe to write this monster out)
So my question to you is, it it possible to have a "largest number?" Is there a certain point where the universe implodes from the sheer size of a number, or does it just go on forever?
#2
Googol it >_>
#3
Googol it >_>
Haha brilliant
#4
it goes on forever.
#5
No, you can always add 1.
#6
Grahams number is the largest number that been used
Grahams number has more digits then there are planck volumes in the universe, you can fit almost a googol planck volumes in an atom. So if you imagine every atom being the size of the universe, the actual universe would be enourmousyl large - now imagine a number that has more digits than there are atoms in it....
there are ~10^80 atoms in the universe
that's about as big is as useful - if you have mathematical use for a number larger than graham's number you get to name it :P
Grahams number has more digits then there are planck volumes in the universe, you can fit almost a googol planck volumes in an atom. So if you imagine every atom being the size of the universe, the actual universe would be enourmousyl large - now imagine a number that has more digits than there are atoms in it....
there are ~10^80 atoms in the universe
that's about as big is as useful - if you have mathematical use for a number larger than graham's number you get to name it :P
Last edited by doive at May 18, 2010,
#7
It goes on forever, it's just a number, doesn't really have to represent a real magnitude/thing/magnet.
#8
It goes on forever, it's just a number, doesn't really have to represent a real magnitude/thing/magnet.
This. Numbers are a concept, so they go as far as our minds can take it.
#9
The answer is....
...42
...42
#10
Numbers are just like, concepts maaaaan.
#11
Goes on forever
#12
The largest number surely would be googolplex^googoplex...
#13
*sigh*
alright, Mathematics is not based on reality, it is a system that is, within itself, complete and perfectly logical. No largest number can exist because of the ever-existing possibility of "adding one more"
Jesus, didn't you people ever read the Phantom Tollbooth?
PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH.
READ IT
alright, Mathematics is not based on reality, it is a system that is, within itself, complete and perfectly logical. No largest number can exist because of the ever-existing possibility of "adding one more"
Jesus, didn't you people ever read the Phantom Tollbooth?
PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH.
READ IT
Last edited by CoreysMonster at May 18, 2010,
#14
The largest number surely would be googolplex^googoplex...
googolplex^googoplex + 1
WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW???!!!
#15
The largest number surely would be googolplex^googoplex...
ultragoogolplex^googolplex
#16
You can always add the number one to any big number.
#17
This may explain - (and is truly hilarious :p)
Remember - MATHS = Mathematical Anti Telharsic Harfatum Septomin which really helps clear up algebraic definitions - when you think about it carefully they become self evident
Remember - MATHS = Mathematical Anti Telharsic Harfatum Septomin which really helps clear up algebraic definitions - when you think about it carefully they become self evident
Last edited by doive at May 18, 2010,
#18
googolplex factorial. effin huge
#19
i shall top everyone and they shall facepalm 1/0
#20
As has been said, just a concept, a number can be as big as you can comprehend, and then you can always think +1, so it would be bigger, and so forth.
#21
I'm lost as i failed math and don't know what ^ means
#22
This may explain - (and is truly hilarious :p)
I forgot about that show
#23
googolplex factorial. effin huge
Holy fuck.
+1
I'm lost as i failed math and don't know what ^ means
It means happy eye.
#24
No. There are an infinite amount of numbers.
imo, that's a bit of a stupid question. For every number, there is always another number bigger than it. (Also, there's always a number smaller than it)
imo, that's a bit of a stupid question. For every number, there is always another number bigger than it. (Also, there's always a number smaller than it)
#25
ultragoogolplex^googolplex
googolplex^googolplex^googolplex^googolplex+3
This could go on for a while.
#26
I've never had to use anything bigger than a Quillion.
#27
googolplex^googolplex^googolplex^googolplex+3
This could go on for a while.
googolplex^googolplex^googolplex^googolplex+3^∞.
#28
I thought this was interesting
if the universe keeps expanding, every conceivable way the atoms in it can be arranged will eventually be done, this means that they would arrange, at some point, in the same way they already have, the point being that somewhere out there, there is with theorectical plausability, many more of you.
I love this sort of shit.
What you think? BS?
if the universe keeps expanding, every conceivable way the atoms in it can be arranged will eventually be done, this means that they would arrange, at some point, in the same way they already have, the point being that somewhere out there, there is with theorectical plausability, many more of you.
I love this sort of shit.
What you think? BS?
Last edited by Gamblor84 at May 18, 2010,
#29
googolplex factorial. effin huge
googolplex factorial factorial though...
EPIC.
#30
Nope. Numbers go on forever. Also, there was a really good Horizon documentary on infinity.
#31
I'm lost as i failed math and don't know what ^ means
That's an exponent sign bro. You multiply whatever number is after ^ by itself that many times.
so
10^2 = 100
2^4 = 2x2x2x2 = 16
Don't get mad if this is wrong it's summer time and I dgaf about math atm lol
#32
googolplex^googolplex^googolplex^googolplex+3^∞.
You can't have something to the power of infinity. It's a concept, not a number.
(Yes I am procrastinating in this thread instead of revising for my exam tomorrow on Group Theory, limits and proof. It's almost revision...)
#33
You can't have something to the power of infinity. It's a concept, not a number.
(Yes I am procrastinating in this thread instead of revising for my exam tomorrow on Group Theory, limits and proof. It's almost revision...)
I don't assume i know WTF i'm talking about, 'cos i'm not highly educated in maths or anything. But 1/3 is a number, and it's equal to 3.3... with an infinite number of 3s is it not? Just using it as an example of a place where infinity could actually be used, i apologise if what i've said is utter bullshit.
#34
concept of infinity anyone? no? ok, carry on.
edit: ^^ yeah, infinity can be used in that sense but infinitly many means, well, going on forever. it's not a number! you could never ever write enough 3s for 0.33333... to be equal to a 1/3.
edit: ^^ yeah, infinity can be used in that sense but infinitly many means, well, going on forever. it's not a number! you could never ever write enough 3s for 0.33333... to be equal to a 1/3.
Last edited by Sol9989 at May 18, 2010,
#35
I don't assume i know WTF i'm talking about, 'cos i'm not highly educated in maths or anything. But 1/3 is a number, and it's equal to 3.3... with an infinite number of 3s is it not? Just using it as an example of a place where infinity could actually be used, i apologise if what i've said is utter bullshit.
It approximates to 0.3 recurring (not 3.3 recurring, that would be 10/3 )
Yes there is an infinite number of decimal places.
If you don't understand the proper way to use something, then don't use it. (Sorry if this sounds like a personal dig at you, it's not. Too many people misuse the symbol for infinity and hey, you might actually learn something)
Last edited by OddOneOut at May 18, 2010,
#36
OK, so i've learnt never to actually use the symbol for infinity, as it doesn't exist
#37
it exists as a concept, not a number.
#38
Remembe Pi?
They have hundreds of computers trying to work that ****er out!
They have hundreds of computers trying to work that ****er out!
#39
I once saw a man count to 675 and die on the spot.
#40
As Carl Sagan said later in the same clip, if anyone gives you a candidate for a largest number, you can always add one to said number. Paraphrasing of course, but that's the gist of what the late, great Carl Sagan said. The Universe won't implode from the sheer size of a number. I don't really get how that would happen.So my question to you is, it it possible to have a "largest number?" Is there a certain point where the universe implodes from the sheer size of a number, or does it just go on forever?