Daniel's journal

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Daniel Widmore =Daniel Faraday =Daniel Faraday }} '''Daniel's journal''' was a journal with an embossed leather cover. It was given to Daniel by his mother Eloise Hawking after he attained his doctorate. It contained a collection of notes kept by Daniel Faraday since his time as a professor at Oxford University's Queen's College Physics Department. During the events of {{ep}}, while trying to help Desmond, Daniel frantically looked for the journal, and used it to aid Desmond when Desmond became Desmond's flashes. Daniel used the journal in {{ep}}. Caesar later found a photocopy of one of the pages of the journal in a folder of assorted maps and notes in Ben's office at the Hydra facility. {{crossref}} The journal is the topic of a deleted scene from the Lost The Complete Fourth Season (DVD). (Season 4 Deleted Scenes transcript) ==Contents== {{I=DanielsDiary.jpg=200=left=Daniel Faraday's journal box as seen at Lost The Auction.}} ===Within the main storyline=== The journal was given to Daniel by Eloise Hawking. Inside, the handwritten inscription read, "Daniel, No matter what, remember, I will always love you. Mother". {{crossref}} Among other notes and experimental data, it contained the final correct settings for the Daniel's machine used in the experiment with Eloise, and a note which read, "If anything goes wrong, Desmond Hume will be my constant." {{crossref}} {{I=5x16 Journal.png=200=right=Daniel Faraday's journal contains notes on hydrogen bombs. {{Crossref}}}} On another page, a sketched version of the Orchid Dharma logos was shown, as well as some information on secondary protocol. {{crossref}} Daniel's journal contained everything he ever learned about the DHARMA Initiative. {{crossref}} After his trip to Ann Arbor, Daniel's journal contained two pages (perhaps more) dissecting a hydrogen bomb and its components, giving detailed instructions on how to remove its core. After Daniel's death {{crossref}}, Sayid utilized this information to remove the core of Jughead (bomb). {{crossref}} In {{ep}}, just after shooting Daniel, Eloise flipped through the pages of his journal. As she did so, a freeze-frame revealed the name "OBAMA" written on one page, before she arrived at the front of the journal, where her future self had inscribed the journal to Daniel. ===Within the Flashsideways=== {{I=6x11 DanielsJournal.jpg=200=left=Daniel Faraday's journal in the alternate timeline. {{Crossref}}}} The musician Daniel Widmore told Desmond Hume that he met a Charlotte Lewis in the museum and it was like he already loved her. That same night after he saw that woman, he woke up and wrote formulas and diagrams in his journal. Not understanding what he had done, he took it to a friend at Caltech who was a math whiz. The friend said that it was quantum mechanics and that the equations were so advanced that only someone who'd been studying physics their entire life could have come up with them. ===Other=== {{I=Reading material.JPG=200=right=Daniel Faraday reads his journal.}} On one of the pages, it referenced "wikipediaLorentz invariance". Also known as "the Lorentz covariance", it is an actual property within physics. It's a key property of spacetime that follows from the special theory of relativity, where it applies globally. It was created by Nobel Prize winning Dutch physicist wikipediaHendrik Lorentz (July 18, 1853 – February 4, 1928). Hendrik Antoon Lorentz's data in various fields was later interpreted by wikipediaAlbert Einstein. Another reference was made to the Kerr metric. The wikipediaKerr metric is used in wikipediaGeneral relativity to describe the geometry of spacetime around a rotating massive body, also known as a black hole. The Kerr metric is an exact solution for Albert Einstein's wikipediaEinstein field equations. These equations are highly non-linear, which makes exact solutions very difficult to find. In {{ep}}, Daniel flipped through his journal when he heard that Keamy and his men were headed toward the Orchid. Before he landed on the right page, another page was visible. The text read Using Eddington-Finkelstein Coordinates (V, R) removes (?) the Singularity at R=2m As R gets Smaller - Light Cones tip over. This is all a reference to the Schwarzschild metric that was based on the Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates. The metric proves time travel in general relativity as opposed to the Minkowskian metric which is meant for 4-D real linear space. Physically, the tipping of the light cones which are traced out by null geodesics (a coordinate invariant idea) is an indication that timelike observers traveling across the horizon cannot escape back out beyond the horizon. In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime, an area surrounding a black hole, inside which events cannot affect an outside observer. Light emitted from inside the horizon can never reach the observer, and anything that passes through the horizon from the observer's side appears to freeze in place, with its image becoming more redshifted as time proceeds. ==Further reading== *http//www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=140217 Physics forum entry on Schwarzschild metric using Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates *wikipediaEddington-Finkelstein_coordinates*http//impossiblefunky.blogspot.com/2008/02/faradays-journal.html More discussion of Faraday's Journal and the Hatch Map ==Gallery== ImageLost 405 41.22.jpg's journal Page B ImageDan_journal_2.jpg's journal Page C ImageLost 405 41.20.jpg's journal Page D ImageDan_journal_6.jpg's journal Page E ImageLost 405 17.42.jpg's journal Page F ImageDanjournal.jpg's journal Page G ImageEddingtonFinkelstein.png's journal Page G.1 ImageJournal_Orchid_1.jpg's journal page H ImageJournal_H.2.jpg's journal page H.2 ImageJournal_I.jpg's journal page I {{Nav-Dan}} {{Nav-Freighter}} deDaniels Tagebuch esDiario de Daniel frJournal de Daniel plDziennik Daniela ruДневник Дэниела CategoryItems