sabonasi and I have been conversing about the blast door and the various mathematical eqauations that were found. Funny thing is, in all the hubub of OMGTEHDOOR! the math equations have been blurred out while the text brought to the forefront. So I am here to share what we have come across.
Firstly, there are three equations that are written on the wall. The first is in the upper left hand corner which is fairly blurry even in all the clearer shots (see reason above). As of right now I am having trouble with photoshop so I am unable to do some tweaks myself. All we really can see is: 2rcos. As some of you know sin and cos (also tan) are shorthand for sine, cosine, and tangent, and are terms used in many applications, too many of which I care to name. (Some involve circles, and tangets to circles, others include waves, etc..)
Second we have the H-vector equation.
It is located inside the NW section of the Dharma octagon. See that line above the H? That signifies we are dealing with vectors. Basically, in simple terms, a vector is a point in space that is connected by a line. It can be in any direction as long as the "pivot point" remains the same. (Imagine an arrow in your room that is floating and pivoting around a point you cant see). Vectors are used in tons of applications. Some more notable include describing wind, the motion of an object like a car or a boat, even the direction of gravity. This last one however (where gravity is a vector) only really is used when describing graviational and electromagnetic fields. That is the interesting part.
Beyond that, all I can say is that the cursive U you see is a latin letter (mew) and is used when finding sample standard deviations in statistics and mean averages in physics. The strange looking d you see is brought up when taking partial derivatives which are somewhat prevalent in Calculus III.
What you should get out of that above paragraph is that equation realtes to electromagnetic fields.
Thridly, and finally, we have the B-vector.
It is due east from the center and outside the octagon. Unfortunatly I was unable to get the entire equation as it is cut off in all the non-HD map pics. In HD, you can definently tell that there is more to it, but as I said before, I can't make adjustments at this time. This equation has a definite relation to Magnetic Fields, specifically Magnetic Fields due to a moving charge. I found a distinctly similar equation in my physics book:
Now as far as the "original" B-vector equation goes, I do not have an explanation for why these are here:
- the subscript v on Pi
- the m-vector (mass? but it wouldnt have a vector sign over it)
- the upside down triangles (called a gradient, used when finding tangent planes in three dimensions and also with partial derivatives)
That is all. To sum up: These equations relate to Magnetic Fields with a moving charge which may (probably) have something to do with the magnetic "wall" that was so distintly shown by this shot. [Lost Media]. That is really all I am trying to say. This has been talked about in the orientation film, and these equations scattered on the wall only provide more evidence that something freaky is going on. I do hope that the magnetic field aspect of this island does turn out to be a major part of the story as I find it most interesting. Thoughts?