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Re: FW: Dinosaur Weights
> I guess it is a matter of approximation. We say the density of water is 1
> gram to 1 cubic centimeter. I suspect that it is true until you reach the
> cubic meter size and above. I don't know in which direction (without looking
> it up somewhere) the discrepancy lies. This is sort of like "E=mc2" - which
> is true, but not precise in all instances. The more complete version of the
> formula is "E=mc2 + m2c4" [in case this doesn't pass through the email
> correctly - the first formula is E = m c (squared) and the second formula is E
> = m c (squared) plus m (squared) c (to the fourth)]. The lesser terms tend to
> fall out of the formulas because they are usually unimportant to the task at
> hand. On occasion, it does matter. Some scientists like to speak as
> precisely as possible, so they will remind you that this number is not exact.
> Just as I wish some paleontologists would say that "This is what I think the
> dinosaurs were like" vs. "This is what the dinosaurs were like"!!!
> From: Dinogeorge@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, August 23, 1997 12:08 PM
> To: EDELS@classic.msn.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: FW: Dinosaur Weights
> In a message dated 97-08-23 07:09:31 EDT, EDELS@classic.msn.com (Allan )
> << "Most animals have about the same density as water."
> This is about 1000 kilograms per cubic meter. >>
> By definition, it should be exactly 1000 kg/m^3. But it's not. Anybody out
> there know why not? I've been wondering for years.
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