I have been spending so much time working with these circles. I could not stand to tear myself from my work, but I thought it was important that I pause for a moment to catch up my blog. I have in the past worked with circles and spheres, but my most recent work has me more excited than in the past. I hope these discoveries will serve to better our society. With math and science, the stars are the limit. My only hope is that when I am gone, the knowledge I possess is not wasted. These ideas just come to me and I become obsessed with them. I cannot begin to contain them within… As I am blogging now I can hear my work calling my name. I apologize, but I simply must return to my circles. Until next time…
Sometimes when I take a break from my work, I can hear the noise in the background from the war. Thankfully it has not distracted me terribly from my studies. The war seems a world away when I am enveloped in my work. At times it is as if it is not there at all. Though when I recess and I hear the noise I feel a bit distressed, more at the state of things, than for my own health. I know it has been said that the soldiers not harm me, but one cannot help but be concerned. I have worked endlessly to better our society. I know the work that it takes to cultivate the ideas in ones mind. It is a tragedy that this war is bringing down the manifestations of generations of minds, right around our feet. It saddens me deeply. I must remove myself from these emotions and return to logic. It has been my closest companion, so I will not turn my back on it now. I must get back to work, these circles will not study themselves.
I contribute so much to my community. My accomplishments go on and on. There has been an order that I shall be unharmed during this war. That is very honorable to me. With the many titles I have…the astronomer, the mathematician, the inventor, and the scientist, I hope that one day I have a family to carry on my legacy…
I have so many numbers in my head. Trying to come up with a new formula, but it is overwhelming. One balled up paper after another, I throw them all over the room. I decide to take a break for supper and come back to my project. After a while I get tired and I slam my fist down on the desk from frustration. One of my crumpled pieces of paper launches off my dinner spoon and shoots across the room. I have a great idea for a mechanism we can use in war. Time to try something new.
For the last couple days I have been fixated on a new project. I have taken bronze metal and made an object that follows the rotation of the Sun, Moon, Earth and surrounding planets. Its so amazing to be able to follow the rotation of the earth. The Earth is at the center of the Universe. It also shows you when there will be eclipses of the moon. Wow I am so amazed with myself. My Dad would be proud. A fellow scientist, Ciero said I was “endowed with greater genius that one would imagine it possible for a human being to possess”. I appreciate the kind words but I do these things because I cant help it. These ideas just come to me and I cant help but work them out. It feels so great to be able to make discoveries and use my brain to better the world. Well I am having a vision of a new project. I better go and start working this idea out. Talk to you in awhile.
Sorry for not posting in awhile. I have been so busy lately. I got so frustrated with the number system that I made my own. I have discovered one of the best discoveries yet and I’m going to call it Integral calculus. This is the functions and formulas it takes to calculate the area of geometric figures and so much more. I am also working on figuring out the slopes of different objects. I think when I’m done I will call it differential calculus. Well I need to go. There is more work to be done to perfect my findings. I will be back soon with more exciting details of my discoveries.
Today I was asked by King Hiero II to do him a favor. King Hiero II believed he was being cheated out of gold on his brand new crown by a local goldsmith. He thought that the goldsmith was trying to steal some of the gold from his new crown and replace it with cheap silver that looks real. So the other night I was taking a bath and was shocked by what I had seen. I noticed that when I sat down in the tub, all of the bath water was overflowing out of the tub. I knew what this had meant, so I ran outside into the streets shrieking “Eureka!”, because I knew that I had discovered something great. Once I stepped into the bathtub and the water overflowed, I came to a conclusion that the gold in the crown was not real because the density of real gold is much greater. I figured that it was silver in the crown because of the bulkiness. Once I told the King this, the goldsmith was later punished for his crime. What a crazy day this was!