December 5, 2013

# Geek Wrist Watch: Measuring The Mathematical Prowess Of A True Geek

The term ‘geek’ generally may describe an overly intellectual person. However, through time geek is now more associated with fashion or a mode of dressing. But thanks to the watch makers in China, they are bringing back the prowess of a real geek with the Geek Wrist Watch.

This watch features the equivalent notation for every numbers in the clock. For example ’3!’ pertains to 6 because it is a factorial. Now if you can answer more than half of this clock’s notations then you’re really a geek.

Well, aside from being a certified geek, this watch is really stylish in silver. You can wear it every day in work, travel and in formal events. This watch is also accurate and assures you with a high quality. It has the standard watch battery, but it’s not waterproof. This is sold for \$65.00.

So, if you’re really a geek and not just a chic why not grab one and try to answer the notations. And oh, before I forget, there’s a cheat sheet included in each clock. The following cheat sheet is shown below:

Cheat Sheet of Geek Wrist Watch

1 – Legendre’s constant is a mathematical constant occurring in a formula conjectured by Adrien-Marie Legendre to capture the asymptotic behavior of the prime-counting function. Its value is now known to be exactly 1.

2 – A joke in the math world: An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says, “You’re all idiots,” and pours two beers.

3 – A unicode character XML “numeric character reference.”

4 – Modular arithmetic, also known as clock arithmetic, is a system of arithmetic for integers, where numbers “wrap around” after they reach a certain value. The modular multiplicative inverse of 2 (mod 7) is the integer /a/ such that 2*/a/ is congruent to 1 modulo 7.

5 – The Golden Mean…reworked a little.

6 – Three factorial (3*2*1=6)

7 – A repeating decimal that is proven to be exactly equal to 7 with Cauchy’s Convergence Test.

8 – Graphical representation of binary code.

9 – An example of a base-4 number, which uses the digits 0, 1, 2 and 3 to represent any real number.

10 – A Binomial Coefficient, also known as the choose function. 5 choose 2 is equal to 5! divided by (2!*(5-2)!)

11 – A hexadecimal, or base-16, number.