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originally posted by: TheWetCoast
a reply to: tgidkp
To the fourth power then squared. Because we don't know what 95% of the universe is made of. Feel free to prove or disprove it.
originally posted by: TheWetCoast
a reply to: tgidkp
To the fourth power then squared. Because we don't know what 95% of the universe is made of. Feel free to prove or disprove it. It could be close but we might need a few thousand years to figure that out.
I read it as the sixteenth power since four squared is sixteen, not that it makes any more sense, plus if it means sixteenth power why not just write that, instead of writing it as four squared?
originally posted by: tgidkp
would it be rude of me to say that all of that is really obvious? ....
....well, except for the part where you took the fourth power of lightspeed.
why did you do that, again?
Didn't think I needed the brackets but I guess they do make things simpler. A simple keyboard is not very exponent friendly.
originally posted by: ownbestenemy
a reply to: Arbitrageur
True I guess the equation should read: E=(MC^4)^2; if we are to understand what the OP is trying to present.
I didn't just add some random numbers to the equation. Welcome to confusion 101.
originally posted by: tgidkp
a reply to: TheWetCoast
the squared power in Einstein's formula is a very specific description... it can even be given a geometric interpretation. it is not just some willy-nilly number that just happened to work cause he was lucky.
you've already admitted that it is likely incorrect. but what I would like to know is, what was the descriptive motivation you were trying to achieve?
You not only do exponents before most other operations including all those in your equation, you do them "top down" which means essentially right to left as standard practice.
originally posted by: TheWetCoast
a reply to: Arbitrageur You never do the exponents in an equation first. You solve from left to right not right to left.
The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
-exponents and roots
-multiplication and division
-addition and subtraction
At issue is not the simplicity or complexity. Adding brackets changes the equation from E=MC^4^2 to E=(MC^4)^2 where among other things, in the first equation, mass is not raised to any power, while with the brackets added, mass is squared. It's not the same equation.
Didn't think I needed the brackets but I guess they do make things simpler.
Looks like I need to read more carefully. The equation should be E=(M(C^4))^2.
originally posted by: Arbitrageur
You not only do exponents before most other operations including all those in your equation, you do them "top down" which means essentially right to left as standard practice.
originally posted by: TheWetCoast
a reply to: Arbitrageur You never do the exponents in an equation first. You solve from left to right not right to left.
Order of operations
The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
-exponents and roots
-multiplication and division
-addition and subtraction
At issue is not the simplicity or complexity. Adding brackets changes the equation from E=MC^4^2 to E=(MC^4)^2 where among other things, in the first equation, mass is not raised to any power, while with the brackets added, mass is squared. It's not the same equation.
Didn't think I needed the brackets but I guess they do make things simpler.
You should probably learn the fundamentals of mathematics, like order of operations, before trying to become an amateur theoretical physicist. The world needs more people with basic math skills. The need for zany formulae in theoretical physics which contradict experiment and observation is nil.
originally posted by: TheWetCoast
Looks like I need to read more carefully. The equation should be E=(M(C^4))^2.
originally posted by: Arbitrageur
You not only do exponents before most other operations including all those in your equation, you do them "top down" which means essentially right to left as standard practice.
originally posted by: TheWetCoast
a reply to: Arbitrageur You never do the exponents in an equation first. You solve from left to right not right to left.
Order of operations
The order of operations used throughout mathematics, science, technology and many computer programming languages is expressed here:
-exponents and roots
-multiplication and division
-addition and subtraction
At issue is not the simplicity or complexity. Adding brackets changes the equation from E=MC^4^2 to E=(MC^4)^2 where among other things, in the first equation, mass is not raised to any power, while with the brackets added, mass is squared. It's not the same equation.
Didn't think I needed the brackets but I guess they do make things simpler.
You should probably learn the fundamentals of mathematics, like order of operations, before trying to become an amateur theoretical physicist. The world needs more people with basic math skills. The need for zany formulae in theoretical physics which contradict experiment and observation is nil.