Astronomy

Aristotle
Aristotle
Aristotle Unknown Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his
History Of Physics
History Of Physics
History Of Physics Elise Early Physics Physics began when man first started to study his surroundings. Early applications of physics include the invention of the wheel and of primitive weapons. The people who built Stone Henge had a knowledge of physical mechanics in order to move the rocks and place them on top of each other. It was not until during the period of Greek culture that the first systematic treatment of physics started with the use of mechanics. Thales of Miletus (636BC. - 546BC.) T
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei Unknown Galileo Galilei was born at Pisa on the 18th of February in 1564. His father, Vincenzo Galilei, belonged to a noble family and had gained some distinction as a musician and a mathematician. At an early age, Galileo manifested his ability to learn both mathematical and mechanical types of things, but his parents, wishing to turn him aside from studies which promised no substantial return, steered him toward some sort of medical profession. But this had no effect on Galileo
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley Anonymous Phillis Wheatley, one of America?s most profound writers, has contributed greatly to American literature, not only as a writer, but as an African American woman, who has influenced many African Americans by enriching their knowledge of and exposure to their Negro heritage and Negro literature. As one of America?s most renown writers, Wheatley, said to be the mother of African American Literature, is best known for her sympathetic portrayals of African American thought.
Characterization Of The Physician
Characterization Of The Physician
Characterization of the Physician Lisa Yang Direct Characterization: - Doctor of physics - He was very into astronomy. - He kept his patient from being depressed by horoscope and magic. - He could sense the fortune that'll arrive in his sick patients dwelling. - He was a very good physician. - He knew the cause of every sickness. - His patient pays him in gold. - He read a lot of medical books written by the famous physicians such as Esculapius, Deiscorides, Hippocrates and Hali' etc. - He was c
Archimedes
Archimedes
Archimedes Anonymous Few certain details remain about the life of antiquity?s greatest mathematician, Archimedes. We know he was born in 287 B.C.E. around Syracuse from a report about 1400 years after the fact. Archimedes tells about his father, Pheidias, in his book The Sandreckoner. Pheidias was an astronomer, who was famous for being the author of a treatise on the diameters of the sun and the moon. Historians speculate that Pheidias? profession explains why Archimedes chose his career. Some
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes Rene Descartes lived from 1596 to 1650. He was a French mathematician, philosopher, and anatomist. He contributed to modern ideas, mainly those associated with science, rational thought, and the scientific method. He was born in La Haye, a city in central France. His father was a lawyer and left him an annual income for life. He attended the college of Henri IV at La Fleche when he was 10, ordered by his father. Descartes left La Fleche in 1614 to study civil and anon law at Poiti
Celtic Lifestyle
Celtic Lifestyle
Celtic Lifestyle NCMW During the period when the Celts existed, which is approximately 800 BC - 400 AD, they were just a little tribe compared to other large civilizations such as the Romans and Greeks. They still managed to conquer many regions and prove victorious in most of their battles. Who were these Celts that survived numerous struggles? Where did they originate? What kind of social structure did they have? What kinds of beliefs did they have? What sort of weapons and armor did they use
Ancient Babylonia
Ancient Babylonia
Ancient Babylonia Geeta When studying Ancient Babylonia it is notably important to look at these factors: daily life, religion, people, society, government and economy so we can determine the development of the civilization and how it is similar to the way we live today. The Babylonian Empire is unique because their government was run by a law known as the Code of Hammurabi similarly are government is run by numerous laws. Their knowledge of science and astrology is intriguing due to the fact th
Copernicus
Copernicus
Copernicus Jenni Lambe Copernicus has been named one of the most influential people this millennia by Time Magazine; in part for his movements in though during the scientific revolution; creating a basis for modern astronomy and challenging the Church (of the 15th century) to lead the way to a reform in thinking. He did so by disproving (mathematically) a theory of the heavens that had existed for almost 14 centuries, established by a man named Charles Ptolemy in 250 AD. Copernicus revolutionize
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei Matt Sherman Galileo was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. He was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. In the mid 1570?s, he and his family moved to Florence and he started his formal education in a local monastery. He was sent to the University of Pisa in 1581. While there, he studied medicine and the philosophy of Aristotle until 1585. During these years at the university, he realized that he never really had any interest in medicine but that he had a ta
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory Unknown It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. There are two types of models: Big Bang and Steady State. However, through many observational evidences, the Big Bang theory can best explain the creation of the universe. The Big Bang model postulates that about 15 to 20 billion years ago, the universe violently exploded into being, in an event
Black Holes
Black Holes
Black Holes Unknown Within our galaxy alone, there are millions upon millions of stars. Within our universe, there are millions upon millions of galaxies. Humans have known the existance of stars since they have had eyes. Although interpretations may have differed on what they were, they were always thought of as white glowing specks in the sky, but the mystery does not lie within what we can see, but what we can not see. There are billions of stars lighting the darkness of our universe, but the
Werner Heisenberg And The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Werner Heisenberg And The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Unknown Werner Heisenberg, born in the dawn of the twentieth century became one of its greatest physicists; he is also among its most controversial. While still in his early twenties, he was among the handful of bright, young men who created quantum mechanics, the basic physics of the atom, and he became a leader of nuclear physics and elementary particle research. He is best known for his uncertainty principle, a component of the so-cal
Religion & Evolution
Religion & Evolution
Religion & Evolution Unknown In my short life on this planet I have come to question things that many take upon blind faith. We all know that we must some day die; yet we continuously deny the forces at work inside ourselves, which want to search out the answers of what may or may not come after. It is far easier for humanity to accept that they will go to a safe haven and be rewarded for their lives with pleasures and fantasies of an unfathomable scale than to question the existence of a suppos
Carl Gauss
Carl Gauss
Carl Gauss Carl Gauss was a man who is known for making a great deal breakthroughs in the wide variety of his work in both mathematics and physics. He is responsible for immeasurable contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy, and optics, as well as many more. The concepts that he himself created have had an immense influence in many areas of the mathematic and scientific world. Carl Gauss was born Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, on
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan Tom V. Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in Portugal. His father's name was Dom Ruy Magellan, and his mother's name was Donha Alda De Mesquite. His father was a Portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land. He was also a sheriff, an honorary position awarded for distinguished service to the crown. Ferdinand's brother was named Diago De Sousa, a name he took from his wealthy grandmother, his sister was named Isabel Magellan. His family seemed to
French Literature In The Age Of Reason
French Literature In The Age Of Reason
French Literature in the Age of Reason Carri Fjell The Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, was a period in France during the 1700's following the classical age. Within this time, philosophers placed the emphasis on reason as the best method for learning. It explored issues in education, law philosophy, and politics. It attacked tyranny, social injustice, superstition, and ignorance. This time produced advances in such areas as anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These were
Humor in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Humor in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Humor in Chaucer?s famous Canterbury Tales Humor was used in the medieval time period to express one's ideas and thoughts. Geoffrey Chaucer also used humor in The Canterbury Tales in different instances. In The Nun's Priest Tale and The Miller's Tale I will show you how he uses humor to describe characters, his use of language and the actual events that take place. In the Nun's Priest Tale there is a rooster named Chaunticleer. His name suggests a fine knight or noble prince. The description of
black holes
black holes
Simulation A black hole is a star that has collapsed into a tiny point known as a singularity. It is so dense that it sucks in everything near it, including light. Black holes can be seen via the death throes of the matter being sucked in. Although it becomes invisible past a certain point, an accretion disk, which is visible, develops as the matter swirls toward the black hole. The collapsed star is so dense that nothing can escape its gravitational pull, not even light. A black hole is a conc
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Since primitive ages, man has been fascinated by the pageant of the skies?the sun, the moon, the planets, the stars, and their ceaseless movements. The rising and setting of the sun, the waxing and waning of the moon, the succession of the seasons, the advance and retreat of the planets were not only observable facts, but in numerous respects affected mankind?s daily existence. It is not strange, therefore, that a vast body of legends, and even religions, grew up around celestial phenomena. As c
Genetic or Environmental
Genetic or Environmental
Childhood obesity is very common in the United States. In fact, in 2002, 16% of children ages 6-19 were overweight (?Childhood Obesity?). ?In June of 2010, one state was made up of less than 10% obese children, 24 states 10% to less than 15%, 17 states 15% to less than 20%, and eight states 20% to less than 25%? (?F as in Fat?). There is a difference between overweight and obese. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combin
Christopher Wren
Christopher Wren
CHRISTOPHER WREN AND BLETCHINGDON A young clergyman named William Holder had become rector of Bletchingdon in 1642. In 1643 Rector Dr Holder married Christopher Wren?s eldest sister, Susan, who was then only 16, five years older than Christopher. Christopher Wren?s move to the Rectory in Bletchingdon with his father and siblings appears to have been prompted by the death of his mother in 1645 when he was 12 and by his father?s need for help in raising the family. As a student at Cambridge, Willi
EM Spectrum
EM Spectrum
Stephen Simmons M. Branchetti 11/27/12 Final Research Shed Some Light Light has been a constant area of study since Empedocles initially postulated the first theory of light before 435 BCE. While early theories like his were based on rudimentary understandings of science, and were inadvertently proven false, they were crucial stepping stones for later generations to build off of. Research into the modern understanding of light and its functionality, as is accepted today, originated with Robert H
Truth Behind Break Ups
Truth Behind Break Ups
Truth Behind Break Ups Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, which is now a part of Italy. By will of his father Galileo studied medicine at the University of Pisa, but his real interests were always in mathematics and natural philosophy. He is mostly remembered for his work on free falling objects, his use of the telescope, and his experimentation. He taught mathematics for a period, first privately in Florence when he wrote on hydrostatics and natural motions but did not publi
Brazil
Brazil
LOCATION OF BRAZIL Brazil lies between thirty five degrees west longitude and seventy five degrees west longitude. Brazil also runs between five degrees north latitude and thirty five degrees south latitude. Brazil is located in mainly the eastern part of South America. This country sits in mostly the southern hemisphere of the world. Being completely on the west side of the world, Brazil is not all in the south side of the world. With the equator running through north Brazil, a small portion o
Aristotle biography
Aristotle biography
Redouane Elmotadid Billah Prof: Reagan Smith HUM 2220 25 March 2016 Aristotle biography Aristotle is one of the greatest philosophers in the Grecian history. He left a deep impact on Greek thought and Christian thought beyond the classical, ancient and modern thought. He is one of the most famous students of Plato. Aristotle was born in 385 BC in Stagira in Macedon .His father was a doctor of King Amanitas second (Amanitas II) and he belonged to family doctors. In 367 or 366 BC Aristotle came to
Large Magellanic Cloud
Large Magellanic Cloud
Large Magellanic Cloud The outer space is by far the most interesting thing ever because it contains planets, stars, galaxies, wormholes and possibly thousands of other forms of life out there. It is never ending and going back from the first astronomer, they still only know so little of it. One of the things we do know that is out there is called the Large Magellanic Cloud. Reason being, is because it is a nearby galaxy so it’s observable to scientists and what we know is because of them. In th
A Whole New World
A Whole New World
Skylar Andrews Hyacinth Young English 2F 9-20-15 A Whole New World Every single person in the world is born and raised in a different reality. For example, families who live in third world or poor countries have harsher experiences throughout their lives than a prosperous family who lives in America. “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato and “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” , a poem by Walt Whitman, have many similarities in which one reality is better than another. In “The Allegory of the Ca
History of Astronomy
History of Astronomy
history of Astronomy Rivalry For many years the rivalry between USA and Russia built up which led to disbelief. This rivalry would later begin the space race the Russian were more successful in the early years nearly mastering the powerful force that could defy gravity and reach obitual velocity although they did send the first man , women and dog to space the Americans would prove there no joke by sending 3 men to the moon the mission that stopped the nation. The mission was successful and the