512 (number)

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Short description: Natural number
← 511 512 513 →
Cardinalfive hundred twelve
(five hundred twelfth)
Greek numeralΦΙΒ´
Roman numeralDXII
Base 36E836

512 (five hundred [and] twelve) is the natural number following 511 and preceding 513.

In mathematics

512 is a power of two: 29 (2 to the 9th power)[1] and the cube of 8: 83.[2]

It is the eleventh Leyland number.[3]

It is also the third Dudeney number.[4]

It is a self number in base 12.[5]

It is the cube of the sum of its digits in base 10.[6]

It is the number of directed graphs on 3 labeled nodes.[7]

In computing

512 bytes is a common disk sector size,[8] and exactly a half of kibibyte.

Internet Relay Chat restricts the size of a message to 510 bytes, which fits to 512-bytes buffers when coupled with the message-separating CRLF sequence.[9]

512 = 2·256 is the highest number of glyphs that the VGA character generator can use simultaneously.

In music

Selena Quintanilla released a song titled El Chico del Apartamento 512 (the title referring to area code 512, which serves Austin, Texas[10]), in 1995.[11]

Lamb of God recorded a song titled "512" for their 2015 album VII: Sturm und Drang.[12]

Mora and Jhay Cortez recorded a song titled "512" (The number 512 in this song refers to the Percocet 512 pill, a white, round pill whose active substances are acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride) in February of 2021.


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  3. "Sloane's A076980 : Leyland numbers". OEIS Foundation. https://oeis.org/A076980. 
  4. "A061209 - OEIS". https://oeis.org/A061209. 
  5. "A003052 - OEIS". https://oeis.org/A003052. 
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  8. "The Advent of Advanced Format | IDEMA". 2011. http://www.idema.org/?page_id=2369. 
  9. RFC 1459, section 2.3
  10. "El Chico del Apartamento 512 Margarita: A Tasty Nod to the Queen of Tejano | The Bend Magazine" (in en). http://www.thebendmag.com/2019/04/11/194893/el-chico-del-apartamento-512-margarita-a-tasty-nod-to-the-queen-of-tejano. 
  11. Galindo, Brian. "Ranking The 15 Greatest Selena Songs Ever" (in en). https://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/ranking-the-15-greatest-selena-songs-ever. 
  12. Grow, Kory (2015-06-08). "Lamb of God on How Prison Inspired Raging New Song '512'" (in en-US). https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/lamb-of-god-on-how-prison-inspired-raging-new-song-512-33844/.