10.06.2008

Use Google Search Engine as your Everyday Essentials

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Google search engine has a hidden feature, you can use this hidden feature as your as your everyday essentials and needs. You can use Google Search Engine as your calculator, unit conversion, check weathers, stock quotes, world time, check your spelling and even trip planning.

Look for Maps for your business needs

Looking for a map? Type in the name or U.S. zip code of a location and the word "map" and we’ll return a map of that location. Clicking on the map will take you to a larger version on Google Maps.



Calculation for your homework

To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you'd like done into the search box.



BASIC ARITHMETIC
OPERATOR
MEANING
TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX
+ or plus
addition
12 + 34 or three plus four
or minus
subtraction
3.4 - 5.6 or five minus two
* or times
multiplication
56 * 7 or six times nine
/ or divided by
division
7 / 8 or ten divided by two
% of or percent of
percentage of
45% of 39
mod or %
modulo (the remainder after division)
15 mod 9 or 15 % 9
^ or **
raise to a power
2^5 or 2**5
the nth root of
nth root
4th root of 16, sqrt(16), cube root of 109
reciprocal of
multiplicative inverse
reciprocal of 7

ADVANCED MATH
The following table lists some of the functions built into Google's calculator.
OPERATOR
FUNCTION
TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX
sin, cos, tan,
sec, csc, cot

trig functions (arguments are assumed to be in radians)
cos(pi/3)
cosine(pi/3)
arcsin, arccos, arctan, arccsc, etc.
inverse trigonometric functions
arccos(.5)
sinh, cosh, tanh, csch, arsinh, arccsch, etc.
hyperbolic functions
cosh(6)
ln
logarithm base e
ln(16)
log
logarithm base 10
log(16)
lg
logarithm base 2
lg(16)
exp
exponential function
exp(16)
!
factorial
5!
choose
x choose y calculates the number of ways of choosing a set of y elements from a set of x distinct elements
5 choose 3
CONSTANT
MEANING
TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX
e
base of the natural system of logarithms
e
pi
the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle
pi/6
i
imaginary number, which represents one of the two square roots of -1
i^2
gamma
Euler's constant
e^gamma
This reference source is from http://www.googleguide.com

Currency Conversions

To use our built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box and we’ll provide your answer directly on the results page.



Plan your holiday trip

To see flight status for arriving and departing U.S. flights, type in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box. You can also see delays at a specific airport by typing in the name of the city or three-letter airport code followed by the word "airport".

Find your Local shops, stores and restaurants

If you’re looking for a store, restaurant, or other local business you can search for the category of business and the location and we’ll return results right on the page, along with a map, reviews, and contact information.

Spelling checker

Google’s spell checking software automatically checks whether your query uses the most common spelling of a given word. If it thinks you’re likely to generate better results with an alternative spelling, it will ask “Did you mean: (more common spelling)?”. Click the suggested spelling to launch a Google search for that term.

Unit Conversion

You can use Google to convert between many different units of measurement of height, weight, and mass among others. Just enter your desired conversion into the search box and we’ll do the rest.

UNITS OF MEASURE AND CONVERSIONS
Compute expressions involving different units. By default, units are converted to and results expressed in meter-kilogram-second (mks) units. Many units have both long and short names. Use whichever name you prefer.
TYPE OF UNITS
UNIT CONVERSION
EXAMPLES OF UNITS


old units in new units

Currency (money)
23 USD in Euros
US Dollars (USD), Euros, Britain Pounds (GBP)
Mass
130 lbs in kg
kilogram or kg, grams or g, grains, pounds or lbs, carats, stones, tons, tonnes
Length
3 miles in km
meters or m, miles, feet, Angstroms, cubits, furlongs
Volume
three quarters of a cup in teaspoons
gallons, liters or l, bushels, teaspoons, pints
Area
2 acres in sq km
square kilometers, acres, hectares
Temperature
98.6 Fahrenheit in Celsius or 98.6 f in c
Celsius or c, Fahrenheit or f
Time
1 year in seconds
days, seconds or s, centuries, sidereal years, fortnights
Electricity
100 volts in picovolts
volts or v, picovolts, amps or a, ohms, henrys
Energy
160 lbs * 4000 ft in Calories
Calories, British thermal units (BTU), joules, ergs, foot-pounds (Warning: When your query includes "Calories" with a capital "C," Google returns kilocalories called "calories" by nutritionists.)
Power
1 hp in watts, 500 V * 3 A in KW
watt or W, kilowatts or KW, megawatts or MW, horsepower or HP
Angle
90 degrees in radians

degrees or radians
Information
2 bytes in bits
bits, bytes, kbytes
Quantity
1 great gross in dozens
dozen, baker's dozen, gross, great gross, score
Numbering Systems
1500 in hex
64 in binary
LVII in decimal

decimal, hexadecimal or hex, octal, binary, roman numerals (Prefix hexadecimal numbers with 0x, octal numbers with 0o and binary numbers with 0b, e.g., 0x7f + 0b100101)
PHYSICAL CONSTANTS
The following table lists just a few of the many commonly used physical constants known to the calculator function.
SHORTHAND NOTATION
LONG NAME
CLICK LINK FOR AN APPROXIMATE VALUE
au
Astronomical Unit
au or astronomical unit


Avogadro's number
Avogadro's number
k
Boltzmann constant
k or Boltzmann constant


Faraday constant
Faraday constant
G
gravitational constant
G or gravitational constant


magnetic flux quantum
magnetic flux quantum


mass of a proton
mass of a proton
m_planet
mass of planet
m_Mars, m_Earth, m_Uranus, m_sun


molar gas constant
molar gas constant


permeability of free space
permeability of free space
h
Planck's constant
h or Planck's constant
r_planet
radius of planet
r_Earth, r_Pluto, r_sun
c
speed of light in a vacuum
c or speed of light


speed of sound in air at sea level
speed of sound
This reference source is from http://www.googleguide.com

Check your city or country weather


To see the weather for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type "weather" followed by the city and state, U.S. zip code, or city and country.



Stock Quotes

To see current market data for a given company or fund, type the ticker symbol into the search box. On the results page, you can click the link to see more data from Google Finance.



Check your country time

To see the time in many cities around the world, type in "time" and the name of the city.




Comments

5 comments to "Use Google Search Engine as your Everyday Essentials"

John D said...
October 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM

Hey I didn't know google could do advanced maths. Those operators should come in handy. Thanks for sharing.

DJYano said...
October 7, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Hi John D,

Thanks for your comment, this is just the beginning of Google. Google will do more in the future, trust me.

Ajith Edassery said...
October 11, 2008 at 4:26 PM

I had used some of those google featuers earlier. It's so cool when I type in '200 US dollars in euros' and hit the search button it has the intelligence to launch the calculator app and show '200 U.S. dollars = 150.398556 Euros'

Jay said...
October 12, 2008 at 6:37 PM

Hi pal! Checked your site! good one! thanks for visiting my blog! I am google user! Regular user of gtools! :)

DJYano said...
October 12, 2008 at 7:46 PM

No problem Jay, I am regular too!

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