The Floating University

Review Questions

  1. (1.) How did Halley's Comet play a role in shaping the history of western civilization and the development of science?
  2. (2.) Although the apple played a role, what actually stoked Isaac Newton's interest and led him to develop calculus?
  3. (3.) How did Newton's Principia alter the course of human society in the centuries that followed its publication?
  4. (4.) What are Newton's Laws of Motions?
  5. (5.) Why was Michael Faraday important (the British scientist, not the character from Lost)? 
  6. (6.) What breakthrough did James Clerk Maxwell make?
  7. (7.) What are the weak and strong nuclear forces and how were they discovered?
  8. (8.) What is the Standard Model, and what is it missing?
  9. (9.) How does the Large Hadron Collider work, and why was it constructed?
  10. (10.) Why is String Theory necessary? or Why is Einstein's mathematics incomplete?
  11. (11.) What are the higher-dimensional possibilities offered by a practically applied String Theory?
  12. (12.) Why would we want to leave our universe and how might we accomplish this feat? 
  13. (13.) What's the difference between dark energy and dark matter? How much of our universe does each constitute, and how do we know they exist?