[FoRK] nines

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Thu Apr 11 23:48:26 PDT 2013


Why don't we commonly use this nomenclature for (even informally) 
describing the speed of particles?

I am so tired of hearing "these particles are accelerated to nearly the 
speed of light."

I want to know: how many nines?

(Even better would be knowing: what is the Lorentz factor? But that may 
be too much to ask for in everyday news reports.)

- Joe

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