Scale of things = Mind Blown

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Scale of things = Mind Blown

Postby stebo0728 » Mon May 14, 2012 7:56 am

Holy microscopic flagellum Batman! Check out this site, its a simply zooming, informative site showing you the daunting scale of things.

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white


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Re: Scale of things = Mind Blown

Postby szh » Mon May 14, 2012 9:42 am

Cool! :yesnod

It is however funny what perception does with scale when looked at using exponents ... the power of 10 changes are almost misleading in its simplicity. Tough to grasp and absorb.

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Re: Scale of things = Mind Blown

Postby stebo0728 » Mon May 14, 2012 10:09 am

Yep, thats whats so deadly about the Richter scale. Each point up is a logarithmic jump, making a 7 hundreds of times more powerful than a 6. Thats also why 3's and 2's are so negligible, imperceptible.

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Re: Scale of things = Mind Blown

Postby C-Kwik » Thu May 17, 2012 4:47 pm

stebo0728 wrote:Yep, thats whats so deadly about the Richter scale. Each point up is a logarithmic jump, making a 7 hundreds of times more powerful than a 6. Thats also why 3's and 2's are so negligible, imperceptible.
Not hundreds. Exactly 10 times more powerful. You have to jump by 2 points on the Richter scale to achieve a magnitude change of 100.

And I'm pretty sure its the earthquakes, not the Richter scale, that is potentially deadly... ;)

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Re: Scale of things = Mind Blown

Postby alms24sebring » Fri May 25, 2012 10:33 pm

sorry to bust balls but this is an ubber repost. I asked this question before and I will ask it again.

WTF DOES PLANCK'S CONSTANT REALLY MEAN, 6.63E-35 (I think), AND WHY IS IT USED IN ELECTRONICS!?

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Re: Scale of things = Mind Blown

Postby corn322 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:43 pm

Isn't Planck's Constant the smallest measurable distance before quantum effects start taking over?

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Re: Scale of things = Mind Blown

Postby alms24sebring » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:11 pm

Thats what I thought. Actually I thought it was the smallest distance of anything to exist but still, that doesnt explain why its used in electrical engineering. My teacher never really explained it.

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