tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post7113444534954281927..comments2021-02-28T13:36:16.682-06:00Comments on Computational Complexity: How many degrees are in a Martian Year?Lance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-81326561988224006952018-01-25T18:26:53.126-06:002018-01-25T18:26:53.126-06:0024 hour days from ancient Egypt, possibly because ...24 hour days from ancient Egypt, possibly because they used base 12<br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-14458385299241730742018-01-25T18:06:54.836-06:002018-01-25T18:06:54.836-06:00The YouTube video is "How many degrees are in...The YouTube video is "How many degrees are in a Martian circle?" but I think this post is merging that question with "How many days in a Martian year?" to create a meta-question.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-86428494932686993112018-01-25T08:55:36.755-06:002018-01-25T08:55:36.755-06:00Where did 24 hours in a day come from? (I ask nonr...Where did 24 hours in a day come from? (I ask nonrhetorically). Not sure which came first.<br /><br />THANKS for info on flick- did not know that. Perhaps that new unit was inspired by my post :-)GASARCHhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06134382469361359081noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1796170149234755652018-01-25T08:54:37.060-06:002018-01-25T08:54:37.060-06:001) I have made the corrections, thanks
2) What mak...1) I have made the corrections, thanks<br />2) What makes a number better- number of divisors or number of PRIME divisors? I would go with prime divisors but either is a good criteria.<br /><br />GASARCHhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06134382469361359081noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-11133685746560047972018-01-25T08:49:44.185-06:002018-01-25T08:49:44.185-06:00668-base 10 is 478-base 12, rather than 479-base 1...668-base 10 is 478-base 12, rather than 479-base 12.<br /><br />668-base 10 is 35A-base 14, rather than 14A-base 14, which is 262-base 10. Here, a choice of 360-base 14 would be interesting. This is 672-base 10, so the factors are the same as for the 4 finger case.<br /><br />In any case it would be interesting to present to prime factorization of your chosen number. For example, 470-base 12 is 660 base-10. This is 2*2*3*5*11. So there are 22 divisors: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 30, 33, 44, 55, 60, 66, 110, 132, 165, 220, and 330. 3020 base 6 is also 660 base-10, so this has the same divisors. Likewise the 5 finger choice. <br /><br />For the 4 and 7 finger choices, 672-base 10 is 2*2*2*2*2*3*7. There are also 22 divisors: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16, 21, 24, 28, 32, 42, 48, 56, 84, 96, 112, 168, 224, and 336.Quantita DiMotohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08488122848325698979noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-37981304208881880122018-01-25T08:23:58.868-06:002018-01-25T08:23:58.868-06:00why does this post mention Martian Year in the tit...why does this post mention Martian Year in the title and other places?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-54587639276357452782018-01-24T18:57:56.374-06:002018-01-24T18:57:56.374-06:00I doubt the days in a year connection.
With the 2...I doubt the days in a year connection.<br /><br />With the 24 hour day, the circle needs a value easily divisible by 24.<br /><br />Is the timing of this post related in any way to the new unit of time known as the flick? 1/705,600,000th of a second. Works great when dealing with video frame rates.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com