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How Big or How Small? Understanding the Powers of 10

How Big or How Small? Understanding the Powers of 10

Event Date

09/28/2018

Event Time

7:00 pm

Location

ESLC 130

Event Description

Each day we’re bombarded with news related to very big and very small numbers. From the limitless bounds of the universe to the realm of unseen pathogens, our brains struggle to process what is immense and what is infinitesimal. “Trying to imagine numbers too massive or too miniscule to see can be mind-boggling,” says Utah State University mathematician Luis Gordillo. “That’s why scientists rely on ‘Powers of 10’ notation to understand different physical scales and how big or how small things really are.”

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