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 orders of magnitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) More precisely, the order of magnitude of a number can be defined in terms of the logarithm of the number to the base of 10, usually as the integer part of the logarithm. The order of magnitude of a number may also be defined as the exponent of the power of 10 when the number is represented using scientific notation. For example, an accurate order of magnitude estimate for the human population of the Earth in the year 2000 is 10 billion. www.yourencyclopedia.net /Orders_of_magnitude.html   (541 words)

 Orders of magnitude - Encyclopedia, History and Biography More precisely, the order of magnitude of a number can be defined in terms of the decimal logarithm, usually as the integer part of the logarithm. Thus, an order of magnitude is an approximate position on a logarithmic scale. For example, an order of magnitude estimate for a variable between about 3 billion and 30 billion (such as the human population of the Earth) is 10 billion. www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Magnitude_comparison   (673 words)

 The Richter Magnitude Scale, Alaska Science Forum In the examples shown, a magnitude 2 earthquake would produce a deflection of 0.1 millimeter from an earthquake 100 kilometers away, or a deflection of 2 millimeters if it were only 20 kilometers distant. Magnitude scales in general often seem to be devised with a devilish intent to mislead. If someone mentions to a scientist that a quantity increases by an order of magnitude, he usually understands it to mean that it is multiplied by a factor of 10. www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF7/701.html   (800 words)

 Scales of Measurement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) 3 orders of magnitude higher: Radius of Eugene Oregon 3 orders of magnitude higher: Distance to the center of the galaxy 2 orders of magnitude higher: Distance to Coma Cluster of Galaxies zebu.uoregon.edu /scales2.html   (211 words)

 Orders of magnitude/Talk - Wikipedia I believe they are often called "orders of magnitude of length". What we could do though is to break this list up and put the length part on length, the mass part on mass etc., under a headline of "orders of magnitude of length" or similar. Maybe we should do both: put it on length, together with nice examples for every order of magnitude, and keep it here as a general reference table. nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orders_of_magnitude/Talk   (1421 words)

 length afghan information In general English usage, length (symbol: l) is but one particular instance of distance – an object's length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with "distance". Length is the metric of one dimension of space. Length is commonly considered to be one of the fundamental units, meaning that it cannot be defined in terms of other dimensions. www.global-terror.com /afghanistan/length-afghan.htm   (275 words)

 Orders of magnitude (length) The pages linked in the right-hand column contain lists of lengths that are of the same order of magnitude (power of ten). Rows in the table represent increasing powers of a thousand (3 orders of magnitude). Orders of magnitude of other quantities: time, area, volume, mass www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/or/Orders_of_magnitude_(length).html   (87 words)

 Encyclopedia: Orders of magnitude (speed)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) The pages linked in the right-hand column contain lists of times that are of the same order of magnitude (power of ten). Orders Subclass Embrithopoda (extinct) Subclass Creodonta (extinct) Hyaenodontidae Oxyaenidae Subclass Multituberculata (extinct) Plagiaulacida Cimolodonta Subclass Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Subclass Triconodonta (extinct) Subclass Placentalia Afrosoricida Artiodactyla Carnivora Cetacea Chiroptera Dermoptera Desmostylia (extinct) Hyracoidea Insectivora Lagomorpha Macroscelidea Perissodactyla Pholidota Primates Proboscidea Rodentia Scandentia Sirenia Tubulidentata Xenarthra Subclass Marsupialia Dasyuromorphia Didelphimorphia Diprotodontia Microbiotheria Notoryctemorphia... NASA technicians working on the X-43A at the tip of a Pegasus rocket attached to a Boeing B-52B prior to launch (March 27, 2004) The X-43 is an unmanned experimental hypersonic aircraft design with multiple planned scale variations meant to test different aspects of highly supersonic flight. www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Orders-of-magnitude-%28speed%29   (1870 words)

 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE - Access to Energy Newsletter Archive Facility with orders of magnitude and mental arithmetic is more common among scientists and engineers in the older generations because they did not have calculators and personal computers. Each slide rule calculation required simultaneous mental calculation of the order of magnitude of the answer, since a slide rule does not preserve the position of the decimal point. Everyone, regardless of his ultimate occupation, should be taught to perform mental arithmetic, calculate in orders of magnitude, and think quantitatively. www.accesstoenergy.com /view/atearchive/s76a2281.htm   (801 words)

 magnitude In mathematics, the magnitude of an object is a non-negative real number, which in simple terms is its length. In astronomy, magnitude refers to the logarithmic measure of the brightness of an object, measured in a specific wavelength or passband, usually in optical or near-infrared wavelengths: see apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude. In geology, the magnitude is a logarithmic measure of the energy released during an earthquake. www.fact-library.com /magnitude.html   (266 words)

 Orders of magnitude (length) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) List of Orders of Magnitude for (The linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place) length Length using (A tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors) SI prefixes length of a typical (A chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule) covalent bond ((The 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet) C-C). www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/or/orders_of_magnitude_(length).htm   (4441 words)

 length In general English usage, length is but one particular instance of distance – an object's length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with "distance". No one speaks of "the length from here to Alpha centauri", but rather of "the distance from here to Alpha centauri," but when one speaks of distance more abstractly, one says "A mile, or a kilometer, is a unit of length" or "...of distance", and the two statements are synonymous. Length is not an intrinsic property of anything, however, in that two observers can measure the same "thing" (i.e. www.fact-library.com /length.html   (244 words)

 Large number   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Other examples are given in Orders of magnitude (numbers). These numbers are so large that they are typically only referred to using their logarithms. Gödel numbers, and similar numbers used to represent bit-strings in algorithmic information theory are very large, even for mathematical statements of reasonable length. www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/l/la/large_number.html   (543 words)

 orders of magnitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Orders of magnitude - definition of Orders of magnitude in... An estimate of size or magnitude expressed as a power of ten: Earth's mass is of the order of. ORDERS OF Orders of magnitude in distance (chart at a glance)... www.bestmedalsinfo.com /29/orders-of-magnitude.html   (355 words)

 Orders of magnitude (length) Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) This is a list of orders of magnitude for length. Other lists for time, area, volume, mass and dimensionless numbers are also available, and an overview is at order of magnitude. 1.5 cm -- length of a large mosquito. www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/o/or/orders_of_magnitude__length_.html   (388 words)

 Orders of magnitude (mass): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Orders of magnitude (mass) The pages linked in the right-hand column contain lists of masses that are of the same order of magnitude (power of ten). Orders of magnitude of other quantities: time, length, area, volume See also SI, SI prefixes, SI base units, units, mass, orders of magnitude, conversion of units www.encyclopedian.com /or/Orders-of-magnitude-(mass).html   (134 words)

 Orders of magnitude - Wikipedia An order of magnitude is a difference between two numbers equal to multiplying one of them by ten. The pages below contain lists of items that are of the same order of magnitude in length, area, volume, or mass. Length: nanometre (nm), micrometre (μm), millimetre (mm), centimetre (cm), metre (m), kilometre (km), astronomical unit (AU), light year (LY) nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orders_of_magnitude   (193 words)

 Talk:Orders of magnitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Now the the existing orders of mag articles and templates are moved to their new (hopefully semi-permanent) homes I now propose the format for each should be something similar to 1 E-10 m. Oops - Order of magnitude - length is actually a different page than Orders of magnitude (length). A general amnesty and the withdrawal not attempted was a government supported by obviously efficient running violently counter to the customs and the prejudices of excited popular animosity; Desmond was at last in 1573 allowed to O'Neill before him, he considered himself absolved by a breach of. www.termsdefined.net /ta/talk:orders-of-magnitude.html   (3758 words)

 Orders of magnitude (length)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) length of the longest pine cones (produced by the sugar pine) average length of a rapier, a fencing sword length of a blue whale, the largest animal www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/orders_of_magnitude__length_   (746 words)

 Orders of magnitude (power) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This page lists examples of the power in watts produced by various different sources of energy. They are grouped by orders of magnitude, and each section covers three orders of magnitude, or a factor of one thousand. Modern high-powered diesel-electric railroad locomotives typically have a peak power output of 3–5 MW, whereas a typical modern nuclear power plant produces on the order of 500–2000 MW peak output. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(power)   (944 words)

 Orders of magnitude (power) The pages linked in the right-hand column contain lists of powers that are of the same order of magnitude (power of ten). Orders of magnitude of other quantities: energy[?], time, length, area, volume, mass See also SI, SI prefixes, SI base units, units, power, orders of magnitude, conversion of units www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/or/Orders_of_magnitude_(power).html   (80 words)

 Encyclopedia: Orders of magnitude (power)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) To help compare different orders of magnitude, the following list describes various speed levels between 10−9 m/s and 3 andtimes 108 m/s. Earth, also known as the Earth, Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. Laser (US Air Force) A LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is an optical device which uses a quantum mechanical effect called stimulated emission (discovered by Einstein while researching the photoelectric effect) in order to generate a coherent beam of light from a lasing medium of controlled purity... www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Orders-of-magnitude-%28power%29   (3045 words)

 Six orders of magnitude in linear tape technology: The one-terabyte project While areal density has increased by about two and a half orders of magnitude from the mid-1980s to today, the price of a half-inch tape cartridge has increased from \$20 at the time of its introduction in the 1980s to \$100 today. Tape length could have been increased by increasing the size of the tape reel, but this would have obscured the objective of the technology demonstration. For example, the linear density was increased by a factor of 5/3, the number of tracks was increased by a factor of 19/8, and tape length was increased by a factor of 1.28 by decreasing the thickness from 8.9 µm to 6.9 µm. www.research.ibm.com /journal/rd/474/childers.html   (4097 words)

 Star Trek: Orders of Magnitude || By J.M. Berger She extended her legs, bent at the knees, in order to cushion as much of the impact as best she could, but it still hurt like hell. Riker called on every pilot's instinct in his body and mind, instantly and intuitively estimating the variables: Perrim's velocity, the length of her line, the length of his line, his velocity. When it stretched out to its full length, her body would snap back in one of three ways -- slamming into the hull somewhere between his position and hers, smashing into the shuttlebay itself, or hurling back toward him. startrek.egoplex.com /chapter3.html   (3891 words)

 Orders of magnitude - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) Find orders of magnitude and more at Lycos Search. Read about orders of magnitude in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary. Find orders of magnitude at one of the best sites the Internet has to offer! www.internet-encyclopedia.com /ie/o/or/orders_of_magnitude.html   (647 words)

 Light Bending in the Solar System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21) GAIA will extend the domain of observations by two orders of magnitude in length, and six orders of magnitude in mass. The magnitude of the quadrupole effect is given for grazing incidence, and for an angle of 1 as, the magnitude of the expected effects is considerable for the Sun, and also for observations near planets. www.rssd.esa.int /SA-general/Projects/GAIA_files/LATEX2HTML/node141.html   (981 words)

 Length - m (meter) Orders of magnitude: Distance A long length scale diagram. Compton wavelength of electron - length at which non-quantum classical thinking is completely broken. Classical electron radius - length at which you have to pay attention to the tiny mass that electric fields have. www.vendian.org /envelope/TemporaryURL/length_other.html   (173 words)

 EN222: Mechanics of Solids - Fracture Mechanics In order to understand the various approaches to modeling fracture, fatigue and failure, it is helpful to review briefly the features and mechanisms of failure in solids. In a smooth, clean specimen, the cracks form where `persistent slip bands’ reach the surface of the specimen.  Plastic flow in a material is generally highly inhomogeneous at the micron scale, with the deformation confined to narrow localized bands of slip. For a fatigue test, the crack length is measured (optically, or using compliance techniques) as a function of time or number of load cycles. www.engin.brown.edu /courses/en222/Notes/Fracturemechs/Fracturemechs.htm   (4597 words)

 Orders of magnitude: Distance length of Nile River (6.65 Mm); length of Amazon River (6.3 Mm); length of Rocky Mountains (6.04 Mm) length of Yangtze River (5.52 Mm); diameter of Ganymede (5.10 Mm), Titan (4.88 Mm), Mercury (4.84 Mm), and Callisto (4.72 Mm) diameter of Pallas (522 km); length of Lambert-Fischer glacier (515 km); diameter of Vesta (500 km) www.alcyone.com /max/physics/orders/metre.html   (759 words)

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