EUREKA

EUREKA

by  Sein Minn

Sein Minn is a PhD candidate at Montreal Polytechnique School in Computer Engineering

Sein Minn is a PhD candidate at Montreal Polytechnique School in Computer Engineering

Archimedes was a Greek scientist. He lives in Syracuse. The King of the land wanted to wear a Golden Crown. He gave some gold to a goldsmith to make a suitable crown.

After a few days, the goldsmith brought the finished crown to the King. The crown was weighed. The weight of the crown was equal to the gold given to the goldsmith by the King. The King looked at the color of the crown. He had a suspicion. The goldsmith could have stolen some gold from the gold given to him. The King wanted to find out the truth. He asked his court scientist Archimedes to find out. The King said, “Find out how much gold had been stolen?” 

How to find out the truth? Archimedes thought about the problem day and night. One day he was about to have his bath, but he was busy thinking. He did not notice the bathtub. The water in the bathtub was already full to the brim. He slid into the bathtub. Immediately a large quantity of water flowed over the brim of the bath tub. He noticed this suddenly. His brain wave worked suddenly. He jumped out of the bathtub, shouting, “Eureka! Eureka!” Eureka in Greek means “I have found it.”

Different metals of the same weight have different volumes. Objects, put in water, will displace water. The displaced water will be equal to their volume. (He found his theory.)

And there is a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. :

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." —Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Of course, first of all you have to know what is your goal and where is your destination. Time is always moving forward. Whoever you are, you have to travel along with time. In this trip, if you move forward by thinking and observing day and night to get your goal. One day you will say Eureka. But don't forget to put some clothes on you at that moment.