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Massive NumbersHello all, #2 20121127 21:52:25
Re: Massive NumbersHi sulley; The front part 16870151161094535473499554809767331400820946875159,,, called the mantissa is the first 50 digits of the number if you need more let me know. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20121127 22:08:45
Re: Massive NumbersThere are a couple of ways of tackling tower problems as these are called. that's massive^massive. 10 or more years ago I went after the front digit of that number. I was a mere lad of only 82 years of age so I figured I would bring it to its knees before I died... In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20121128 01:23:24
Re: Massive NumbersYou never told which digit was actually the first one... The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #6 20121128 06:56:28
Re: Massive NumbersFor the tower problem? I do not know which one it is. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20121129 01:36:44
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Yes it would interest me, but realistically I will have very little use for the knowledge, so I won't take any more of your time.
Doesn't that make you 92? Or am I missing something. Last edited by sulley (20121129 01:37:10) #8 20121129 02:33:21
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Yes! bobbym regularly lies about his age. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #9 20121129 03:09:54
Re: Massive NumbersWell, he has given us some info about his age. He was born on the 3rd of July and on Sunday... Last edited by anonimnystefy (20121129 03:10:48) The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #11 20121129 06:20:44
Re: Massive NumbersI think so. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #12 20121129 06:34:46
Re: Massive NumbersHi sulley and all;
Then it will die with me. It does appear I am 92 but no one believes that so sometimes I am younger. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20121206 07:44:19
Re: Massive NumbersHi; which means it is larger than my current limit of 9^(9^(9^5)). As a matter of fact it is larger than 9^(9^(9^(9))) which I have struggled with for more than 10 years. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20121206 08:00:48
Re: Massive NumbersHi bobbym The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #16 20121206 08:05:11
Re: Massive NumbersHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #17 20121206 08:07:36
Re: Massive NumbersDo you know any? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #18 20121206 08:10:40
Re: Massive NumbersThis suggests another method but in this case it fails. As a matter of fact it fails for 9^(9^(9^9))) too! His number is just too large. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #19 20121206 08:32:38
Re: Massive NumbersI meantdo you have another method for evaluating those kinds of numbers in general, for example, less than 9^9^9^5? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #20 20121206 08:43:51
Re: Massive NumbersHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 