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Exponent, Index or Power?Exponent, Index or Power ... what do you call it? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20060227 20:19:00
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Power is the most common of the three. Exponent and Index are also used. Both are mathematical terms. To the layman, power is the simplest. I think, it is accepted by mathematicians too. If the page is meant for students and mathematicians, however, my choice would be exponents. Aren't we familiar with the laws of exponents and exponential growth ? Character is who you are when no one is looking. #3 20060227 20:23:56
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?All three! #4 20060227 20:28:57
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?And also ... how would you say 5^{4} (in words) "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20060227 20:32:02
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?5 to the power 4, 5 raised to 4, the fourth power of 5 etc. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #6 20060228 03:04:57
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?I would just say "5 to the fourth." Last edited by ryos (20060228 03:05:21) El que pega primero pega dos veces. #7 20060228 05:14:16
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?That's because they're called indices. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #8 20060228 18:28:47
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?I just wanna say that the indexes are usually low, not up. IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #9 20060303 10:57:24
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?OK, I have done the pages. I went for "Exponent" because of the "Laws of Exponents". "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #10 20060303 11:30:06
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Love it! Nice lessons on exponents. igloo myrtilles fourmis #11 20060303 16:07:22
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Very good, MathsIsFun. I didn't notice any mistakes when I rushed through the pages. Character is who you are when no one is looking. #12 20060303 16:29:40
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Nice pages! I only found one mistake. The comma in this sentence, is superfluous:
El que pega primero pega dos veces. #13 20060304 04:07:07
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Google is the popular search engine. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #14 20060304 06:25:50
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Can you do a page on triangular numbers please rod.I keep trying to find the formula and in the end my dad told me but I FORGOT sob sob.Please. Presenting the Prinny dance. Take this dood! Huh doood!!! HUH DOOOOD!?!? DOOD HUH!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #15 20060304 09:44:54
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Thanks guys! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #16 20060304 20:10:23
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?And there was something like IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #17 20060304 20:13:04
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Isn't there something for noninteger exponents: IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #18 20060304 22:29:10
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?That's an interesting problem, krazzi. I tried relating it to , but I didn't get very far.And you're right about the googolplex being 10^googol. There's also the googolplexian, which is 10^googolplex. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #19 20060304 23:58:23
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is actually real. And it is:
cosh(Pi/2)sinh(Pi/2)= 0.2078795763507619085469556198349787700338778416317696080751358830554198772854\ 821397886002778654260353405217733072350218081906197303746639869999112631786412\ 057317177795200674337664954224638192973743053870376005189066303304970051900555\ 620047586620529435183443184345502747974534476993471417238323081527148180076092\ 107419204715187835348958482189018602958233129566295207082340956769636374203945\ 143939418386190108082089777175170500434817645475171452989434113414201756221548\ 809541992091473585152856795345269763049937295772948259970284775240324808207770\ 291871972175383475208608648587534778655469838325536790138351722118641519595912\ 039044480226696736794359650205584360295696065582494313369401729524289610861619\ 824999045135690057364051102664391373517406279074968849012275571917762037730358\ 452877575760349503812991539865873765359168640051599889710637990616086300309901\ 364570949813814380366403489134562875716779926337700074958934442398029209326823\ 063252497856169693490834025947248477168094655354769168600552152102... IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #20 20060307 21:19:28
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Gosh! You would think this value may have some magical properties. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #21 20060307 23:22:26
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Fractional Exponents has been neatly explained on the page. Every possible case has been explained. If it is not out of place, the exponents page may include the facts that (i) the maximum value of xth root of x for any value of x is 1.444667861 approximately, obtained when x=e, the natural logarithm base, approximately, 2.7182818284. (ii) the maximum value of x^x^x^x....ad infinitum for any value of x such that the resultant is finite is the same value given above, viz. 1.444667861 and the result tends to e. It can be shown that 2^2^2^2^2....is an alarmingly big number when the tower of exponents is just 5 steps high! Character is who you are when no one is looking. #22 20060308 03:09:34
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Nice pages, MathsIsFun! Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #24 20060401 16:03:03
Re: Exponent, Index or Power?Great! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 