The secret world of large numbers

Shirali, Padmapriya (2017) The secret world of large numbers. At Right Angles, 6 (2). pp. 2-11. ISSN 2582-1873

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Increasingly, we live in a world where large numbers seem to bombard us from all directions. �anks to globalization and knowledge explosion, encounters with very large numbers happen on a regular basis. Yet, one pertinent question is: ‘Does increased exposure necessarily lead to an understanding of the size of these numbers?’ Or is it possible that we underestimate the size of these due to their constant use!

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shirali, Padmapriya
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Numbers, Magnitude, Large, Comprehension, Lakh, Crore, Million, Billion, Trillion, Light year, Place value
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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