New Video: MegaFavNumbers

Yesterday, a bunch of Math (or Maths) YouTubers like Numberphile, 3Blue1Brown, and many others started the #MegaFavNumbers project, where mathematicians talk about their favorite numbers that are larger than 1,000,000.

Well, I’m not a mathematician by trade, but I do have a degree in math, so I thought, “I can do that.”

So now, I give you my first fully self-produced YouTube video. (My podcast gets converted and uploaded automatically.) In this video, I talk about the Very Large Numbers found in statistical mechanics to describe how many different states a system of molecules can have. These are huge numbers like 10^(10^23) where normal large numbers can’t even touch them.

What did I learn from this project? I learned that I need a better video editor. The Windows Photos app’s Video Editor looks good…until you try to use it for anything. But if I can find the right alternative, I wouldn’t rule out more video content in the future.

About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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