Math Inquiry-Meaning of Math in Space

Hoping to become an astronomer or astrophysicist, I have always questioned the relation between math and outer space. So, my inquiry question wasn’t hard to make up: “Can Math be Meaningless in Space?”

When I first started, I had many questions in my mind, such as:

  1. Can math be meaningless in space?
  2. Can math be meaningless at all?
  3. How often do we use math?
  4. Is math relative?
  5. Are physics and math related?
  6. What are the characteristics of outer space?
  7. What is a black hole? Does it defy mathematics?
  8. Does dark matter defy mathematics? 
  9. Does a void defy mathematics?

My inquiry presentation ended up developing more questions than I had anticipated. This is a list of the questions that I will need to continue with:

  1. What is a further relationship between physics and math?
  2. What is dark matter (specifically)?
  3. What is a baryonic/non-baryonic gas?
  4. What does matter generate, and what is the significance of each material?
  5. What are the calculations for dark matter?
  6. Is a void filled with dark matter, or absolutely nothing?
  7. What is the history of astrophysics?
  8. Is a simulation of the inside of a black hole reliable?
  9. Could a black hole defy mathematics?
  10. When physics is defied, is that equivalent to math being defied?

I would attempt to solve these questions by using the info I originally had as a foundation for finding new info. For astrophysics questions, I would need to first clearly know what astrophysics are, and the fundamentals they revolve around. When I learn about the equations and the significance of the formulas, I would be able to delve into my questions. Therefore, I can’t solve my questions unless I prepare the base for my true questions.

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