Googolplex Written Out

Foreword

Googolplex Written Out (photo of one soft-cover book)

In 1940, the mathematician Edward Kasner published the book "Mathematics and the Imagination", in which he popularized the words googol and googolplex which his nephew suggested as names for big numbers.

The number googol has been defined as 1 followed by a hundred zeros:
googol = 10100 = 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

The much larger number googolplex has been defined as 1 followed by a googol zeros. While this number can easily be written as
googolplex = 10googol = 10(10100)
using the exponential notation, it has often been claimed that the number googolplex is so large that it can never be written out in full.

However in this "Googolplex Written Out" multivolume set of books, I am doing just that. It consists of 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 volumes, and each volume contains 1 000 000 zeros of the number googolplex. The first volume also contains the initial digit one with which googolplex starts.

Volumes

All volumes are available online as free PDF files. They might also be available in the print edition.

Bibliographical information

Author
Nitsche, Wolfgang H.
Title
Googolplex Written Out
Date of publication
August 2013
Publisher
Nitsche
Place of publication
Stanford, California, U.S.A.
International Standard Book Number
ISBN 978-0-9900072-0-3 (multivolume set of PDF e-books)
ISBN 978-0-9900072-1-0 (multivolume set of soft-cover books)
(These ISBNs refer to the entire multivolume set of books which consists of 1094 volumes. No ISBNs have been assigned to all the individual volumes, since the total number of volumes exceeds the number of available ISBNs by many orders of magnitude.)

Contact

For questions and comments, please contact Wolfgang <http://www.stanford.edu/~nitsche/> <http://nitsche.mobi>


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