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Editat: maig 17, 2009, 8:10 pm

Have any of you tried this new search engine yet? (I'm not connected in any way to WolframAlpha.) What do you think of it?


maig 17, 2009, 9:50 pm

I use Google calculator an embarrassingly large amount since it knows nearly every unit. But it doesn't know esu! So I just checked and this Wolfram thing does, so I am at least momentarily mildly impressed.

Editat: maig 17, 2009, 11:34 pm

So funny - we were trying to figure out the distance our new house is going to be from the nearest cell tower. We knew that we drive 1.2 miles West and 1.2 miles north so I just need the the square root of 1.2 squared plus 1.2 squared - my SO mentioned Wolframalpha and I remembered this thread and voila!

maig 23, 2009, 8:23 am

In your special case you shouldn't need a calculator. The distances west and north are equal, so the hypotenuse is 1.2 time root 2. Root 2 is near enough 1.4; 1.2 times 1.4 is near enough 1.3 times 1.3, which is obviously 1.69, so call the distance 1.7. What did the calculator say?

Editat: maig 23, 2009, 12:17 pm

OH! Well, when you put it that way it's just obvious! (*smile*)

You're right jim - if I remember the special cases of right triangles and can play with roots/squares in my head then I don't need a calculator. As it stands...

What did the calculator say?
What you said (*grin*)!

nov. 29, 2010, 7:33 pm

Thanks! A friend had mentioned WolframAlpha a while back and Ive been trying to recall what it was called.

Editat: jul. 15, 2022, 3:15 pm

What I most appreciate about Wolfram Alpha is its comprehensive, recently revised but still mostly free, website that provides data on all the radioisotopes. It's especially refreshing to find detailed online information about radioactivity that is not embedded in received wisdom (either pro- or con- nuclear anything), and may be unique online in providing so much of that data for free.

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