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:
- Can math be meaningless in space?
- Can math be meaningless at all?
- How often do we use math?
- Is math relative?
- Are physics and math related?
- What are the characteristics of outer space?
- What is a black hole? Does it defy mathematics?
- Does dark matter defy mathematics?
- 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:
- What is a further relationship between physics and math?
- What is dark matter (specifically)?
- What is a baryonic/non-baryonic gas?
- What does matter generate, and what is the significance of each material?
- What are the calculations for dark matter?
- Is a void filled with dark matter, or absolutely nothing?
- What is the history of astrophysics?
- Is a simulation of the inside of a black hole reliable?
- Could a black hole defy mathematics?
- 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.