Musings of a Fondue

Benford's Law

I was watching this video on Khan Academy where math legends Sal Khan and Vi Hart are discussing Benford’s Law. In particular at 3:27 they talk about how surprising it is that the law also applies to physical constants. They reference a chart in the video and speculate on which physical constants were used to create it.

I went ahead and created a similar chart using this list of physical constants from Wikipedia. And yup, Benford’s Law prevails.

  • Created on April 2015