I've just been to a writer's group and told to make my stuff more accessible by coddling it in chocalte and silver paper. …
That's not going to happen.
Effing Microsoft crap from the public library computers. I'd have had all this online by now….
And I still have'nt opened Notepad!
So because I have only 26 minutes left, Here is the first instalment warts and all:
The problem with charts is their formatting changes with the internet and from computer to computer. I am going to experiment with PDF and Opera as most of my stuff requires the use of charts. With a PDF file you at least get the same image whatever the computer being used.
Unfortunately you lose a lot of functionality even with Linux which can cotain tools to copy and paste some unprotected PDF files.
I do not like to use anything that isn't universally free. My stuff was given to me freely and quite a lot of it came from sources so majestic it makes me think that admitting it will put people off. But when you have been given a gift you have to live with the consequences.
THere was a prophet once in ancient Israel who was given a very unpopular commission. But he was given it from god so he must have thought: WOW!
Just like I do -or did.
Then the unpopularity of the effort and the immensity of it slowy got him and he refused to continue.
But it was in his bones by then and he couldn't stop.
You have been warned!
These are charts of sliding scales. In NO WAY do they indicate the terrible powers involved.
Consider the power in a soliton.
A soliton is a wave. Any single wave.
It might be created in a bath or a swiming pool.
It's easy to make waves in a bath but you can't see for long any you might create in a swimming pool.
They fade to nothing so quickly.
This fading away is the inverse square law that so attracted Newton when he had a few years off.
Power dissipates in a mathematical ratio between amount and distance. Light disperses in proportion to the area it spreads out to; as you will have seen if you put a flashlamp or torch up against a wall on a dark night.
And energy once released will dissipate as fast as it can.
So a wave holding its course and height must contain some sort of devilish device to enable it to hang in there.
Say it is 2 feet high and stretches halfway along the beach a mile or so. It is roughly semicircular.
So you can work out how much water there is in it.
And there's more.
Since I am no good at maths I will leave that to you.
If you are a clever bugger you can write and tell me the dimensions of an huge Hawaiian surfer's tunnel.