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Title
The triangular binary clock
Authors
Jörg Pretz
Abstract
A new idea for a binary clock is presented. It displays the time using a triangular array of 15 lamps each representing a certain amount of time. It is shown that such a geometric, triangular arrangement is only possible because our system of time divisions is based on a sexagesimal system in which the number of minutes in 12 hours equals the factorial of a natural number (720=6!). An interactive applet allows one to «play» with the clock.
 
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Keywords
Binary, clock, time, sexagesimal system.
Milestones
Published: 2016/04/17
Author Details
Jörg Pretz
pretz@physik.rwth-aachen.de
III. Physikalisches Institut B, RWTH Aachen University

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