Absolutely arbit post ….. I am doing an intern in Zeus Numerix in Pune again this summer and am working on some really interesting stuff . All throughout the day I am generally in front of the PC studying ebooks and writing in C/C++. A change would have been kinda nice … I decided to make a clock except that all the numbers would be represented by their mathematical significance …..(Just to get some experience on woodwork ,etc. ….. 😛 ) I got the mechanism for the clock from a local watch maker . For the base I decided to use wood from an old unwanted cupboard . A hacksaw , hammer were good enough to cut a piece approximately 18cm x 14cm x 1cm . To drill a hole so that the mechanism could be put in place I visited our electrician . To smoothen the surfaces I used a sand paper lying around my house .For the layout of the clock i.e. the numbers etc. I used Scribus along with .
Finally the layout or background looked like this ….. I did also add a denoting for the time variable …. 😉
I referred to Wikipedia for the significance of the numbers …..
—- I choose 1728 coz its 1 less than 1729 . The smallest number to represented as a sum of 2 cubes .
—- Coz 0! = 1 ….
—- 0010 in base 10 is 2 .
—- where is the golden ratio
—- 6 is the cardinality of the smallest non-abelian group .
—- 8 is the 6th Fibonacci Number .
—- 9 is an exponential factorial .
—- 1010 in binary is 10 in decimal (base 10)
Finally, after the assembly it looked like this ……
a better pic sometime sooner …..