# Can You Identify These Equations on My New Watch?

• Chloe Soza
In summary, the conversation discusses a new watch with various equations on it, including E=mc^2 and equations related to electrical engineering, EM, transistor gain, Poyinting vector, and quantum mechanics. The participants also mention an equation for kinetic energy in quantum mechanics and one with 8mL4 in the denominator.

#### Chloe Soza

I got this awesome new watch with equations on it, but I don't recognize any of them (except E=mc^2 obviously). Anyone know what they could be referring to?

nuuskur
You could still somewhat tell the time, the positions of the hands are the same :P
offtopic:
That is an awesome watch! ;)

One of them is the Poyinting vector: ##\vec {S} = \dfrac {1}{\mu_0}(\vec{E} \times \vec{B})## (It's the energy per unit time per unite area)

I see an expression for kinetic energy in quantum mechanics on the bottom left, namely just the p^2.

That equation below the delta IB has 8mL4 in the denominator. I recognize that from quantum mechanics, I think.

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