Large Numbers

This article is about large numbers in the sense of numbers that are significantly larger than those ordinarily used in everyday life, for instance in simple counting or in monetary transactions. The term typically refers to large positive integers, or more generally, large positive real numbers, but it may also be used in other contexts.

Very large numbers often occur in fields such as mathematics, cosmology, cryptography and statistical mechanics. Sometimes people refer to numbers as being "astronomically large". However, it is easy to mathematically define numbers that are much larger even than those used in astronomy.

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... Some notations for extremely large numbers Knuth's up-arrow notation / hyper operators / Ackermann function, including tetration Conway chained arrow ... by applying these functions with large integers as argument ... asymptote is not helpful in defining a very large number, although the function increases very rapidly one has to define an argument very close to the asymptote, i.e ...

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