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Re: Combined Set, SetDelayed

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  • Subject: [mg100837] Re: Combined Set, SetDelayed
  • From: magma <maderri2 at>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:48:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h0vteh$6v2$> <h12gck$e8s$>

On Jun 15, 11:37 am, Helen Read <h... at> wrote:
> AES wrote:
> > Helen Read <h... at>
> > wrote:
> >> 0.811 seconds. The second version, using the function that remembers
> >> values, took only 1.87003*10^-15 seconds.
> > The frequency of visible light is around 3*10^14 Hz, so that's around
> > one period of a visible light wave.  Is there maybe a typo here?
> No, no typo. Not sure what your point is.
> --
> Helen Read
> University of Vermont

I think AES point is that this timing figure seems a bit too unrealistic.
I personally got a timing of 1.33357*10^-17 sec. About 100 times faster!
Now, a light signal - regardless of frequency - travels a distance of
about 40 angstrom during that time.
Is this meaningful or is it just a way for Mathematica to say that the
operation was too fast to be timed properly?

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