10 to the 81st power is the biggest number

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That is the sum total of every molecule and particle in the entire observable universe
That is a 1 with 81 zeroes

Yes you have the Google number but who cares
 

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That is the sum total of every molecule and particle in the entire observable universe
That is a 1 with 81 zeroes

Yes you have the Google number but who cares
There is no "biggest number", there is only the biggest number so far.
 

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It's still infinity, which isn't technically a 'number', just a physical certainty.

Technically, infinity ISN'T the biggest number since it cannot be defined as having any specific expressible quantity. Infinity is better thought of as the ABSENCE of any number or maybe the sum total of all possible numbers!
 
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Technically, infinity ISN'T the biggest number since it cannot be defined as having any specific expressible quantity. Infinity is better thought of as the ABSENCE of any number!
Like white is the absence of color.
And black is all colors combined ? It's beyond
our realm of comprehension I s'pose.
 

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Like white is the absence of color. And black is all colors combined ?

That depends. If you are talking about PIGMENTS, then yes maybe, but in terms of LIGHT, it works the other way. Take a prism. White light is the combination of all colors combined. Black is the absence of color (light). Refracting through the prism, each wavelength of light is refracted differently at a different angle due to the difference in wavelength interacting with the refractive index of the glass. Each wavelength gets separated by the SPEED CHANGE the medium effects! Since violet light has the most energy (shortest wavelength/vibrating faster), it interacts the most and gets bent more taking the longest path through the glass. That's why you see all the different colors coming out.



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Like white is the absence of color. And black is all colors combined ?

That depends. If you are talking about PIGMENTS, then yes maybe, but in terms of LIGHT, it works the other way. Take a prism. White light is the combination of all colors combined. Black is the absence of color (light). Refracting through the prism, each wavelength of light is refracted differently at a different angle due to the difference in wavelength interacting with the refractive index of the glass. Each wavelength gets separated by the SPEED CHANGE the medium effects! Since violet light has the most energy (shortest wavelength, it interacts the most and gets bent more taking the longest path through the glass. That's why you see all the different colors coming out.



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Just going by what my first year of college life drawing teacher said the first day of class 40 years ago.
 

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That is the sum total of every molecule and particle in the entire observable universe
That is a 1 with 81 zeroes

Yes you have the Google number but who cares
Except numbers don't have to exist in the observable universe. It only takes a pen to make 10 to the 82nd power bigger.....a No. 2 pencil if you prefer.
 

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Like white is the absence of color. And black is all colors combined ?

That depends. If you are talking about PIGMENTS, then yes maybe, but in terms of LIGHT, it works the other way. Take a prism. White light is the combination of all colors combined. Black is the absence of color (light). Refracting through the prism, each wavelength of light is refracted differently at a different angle due to the difference in wavelength interacting with the refractive index of the glass. Each wavelength gets separated by the SPEED CHANGE the medium effects! Since violet light has the most energy (shortest wavelength, it interacts the most and gets bent more taking the longest path through the glass. That's why you see all the different colors coming out.



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Just going by what my first year of college life drawing teacher said the first day of class 40 years ago.

Exactly. In art, drawing, you are working in pigments and color works the way you described. Since pigments are opaque they are SUBTRACTIVE colors. Since wavelengths of light add together, they are ADDITIVE colors. You can think of the former as raster or Cartesian based, whereas additive colors like light are VECTORIAL based. Vectorially, the phase angle of red, green and blue are each 120° apart. When you combine all three, they cancel out to a phase angle of 0 and the light is white.


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Like white is the absence of color. And black is all colors combined ?

That depends. If you are talking about PIGMENTS, then yes maybe, but in terms of LIGHT, it works the other way. Take a prism. White light is the combination of all colors combined. Black is the absence of color (light). Refracting through the prism, each wavelength of light is refracted differently at a different angle due to the difference in wavelength interacting with the refractive index of the glass. Each wavelength gets separated by the SPEED CHANGE the medium effects! Since violet light has the most energy (shortest wavelength, it interacts the most and gets bent more taking the longest path through the glass. That's why you see all the different colors coming out.



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Just going by what my first year of college life drawing teacher said the first day of class 40 years ago.

Exactly. In art, drawing, you are working in pigments and color works the way you described. Since pigments are opaque they are SUBTRACTIVE colors. Since wavelengths of light add together, they are ADDITIVE colors.


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Nano-magnetic colors !
The answer to travelling at the speed of light.
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It's still infinity, which isn't technically a 'number', just a physical certainty.

Technically, infinity ISN'T the biggest number since it cannot be defined as having any specific expressible quantity. Infinity is better thought of as the ABSENCE of any number or maybe the sum total of all possible numbers!
You have different magnitudes of infinity ..I heard
 
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Technically, infinity ISN'T the biggest number since it cannot be defined as having any specific expressible quantity. Infinity is better thought of as the ABSENCE of any number!
Like white is the absence of color.
And black is all colors combined ? It's beyond
our realm of comprehension I s'pose.
For light it’s the opposite!!
White light is all colors
Black light is zero colors
 

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Like white is the absence of color. And black is all colors combined ?

That depends. If you are talking about PIGMENTS, then yes maybe, but in terms of LIGHT, it works the other way. Take a prism. White light is the combination of all colors combined. Black is the absence of color (light). Refracting through the prism, each wavelength of light is refracted differently at a different angle due to the difference in wavelength interacting with the refractive index of the glass. Each wavelength gets separated by the SPEED CHANGE the medium effects! Since violet light has the most energy (shortest wavelength, it interacts the most and gets bent more taking the longest path through the glass. That's why you see all the different colors coming out.



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Just going by what my first year of college life drawing teacher said the first day of class 40 years ago.

Exactly. In art, drawing, you are working in pigments and color works the way you described. Since pigments are opaque they are SUBTRACTIVE colors. Since wavelengths of light add together, they are ADDITIVE colors.


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Nano-magnetic colors !
The answer to travelling at the speed of light.
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My local station here shows the Jetsons every Sunday morning!
 

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