Powers of Ten™ (1977)
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Physics is the study of how nature work from the smallest, like the atoms, to the largest, like the galaxies. The range of measured quantities in the universe is there fore enormous. This video will demonstrate the scale of things that physicists, and you, are dealing with everyday.
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Fermi problem, Fermi question, or Fermi estimate is an estimation problem designed to teach dimensional analysis, approximation, and the importance of clearly identifying one's assumptions. (Wikipedia) Physicists like to use estimation to first find out the scale, feasibilty and key concepts of an investigation. Further readings (1) Introduction to Fermi questions (2) Fermi question training material (3) Fermi questions in Physics