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It's Science, Well Maybe.


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Science Terms

Absolute Zero:
The lowest possible temperature, at which substances contain no heat energy (Stephen Hawking).

The rate at which the velocity of an object is changing (Stephen Hawking).

The basic unit of ordinary matter, made up of a tiny nucleus (consisting of protons and neutrons) surrounded by orbiting electrons (Stephen Hawking).

Big Bang:
The singularity at the end of the universe (Stephen Hawking).

Big Crunch:
The Singularity at the end of the universe (Stephen Hawking).

Black hole:
A region of space-time from which nothing, not even light, can escape, because gravity is so strong (Stephen Hawking).

The study of the universe of a whole (Stephen Hawking).

Dark Matter:
Matter in the galaxies...that can not be observed directly but can be detected by its gravitational effect (Stephen Hawking).

Doppler effect:
The change in frequency of a wave that results from an object's changing position relative to an observer +pages 201-202 (P. Erik Gundersen).

A particle with negative electric charge taht orbits the nucleus of an atom. (Stephen Hawking).

Entropy: the amount of disorder in a system. etc...+page 166-167 P. Erik Gundersen

For a wave, the number of complete cycles per second (Stephen Hawking).

An object's resistance to changing its motion +pages 29-30 (P. Erik Gundersen).

A measurement of an object's inertia, which is dependent upon the amount of matter than an object possesses. Usually mesaured in Kilograms (kg) in the Metric System or Slugs in the English System +page 41 (P. Erik Gundersen).

Neuro-Enhancer [not real]:
A device in this book that heals the body of all disease by maximizing whole brain functioning (LEVAR BURTON).

An uncharged particle, very similar to the proton, which accounts for roughtly half the particles in an atomic nucleus (Stephen Hawking).

The central part of an atom, consisting only of protons and neutrons, held together by the strong force (Stephen Hawking).

A Positively charged particle, very similar to the neutron, that accounts for roughly half the particles in the nucleus of most atoms (Stephen Hawking).

The spontaneous breakdown of one type of atomic nucleus into another (Stephen Hawking).

Red Shift:
The reddening of light from a star that is moving away from us, due to the Doppler effect (Stephen Hawking).

A point in space-time at which the space-time curvature becomes infinite (Stephen Hawking).

The force exerted on a body by a gravitational field. It is proportional to, but not the same as, its mass (Stephen Hawking).

A thin tube of space-time connecting distant regions of the universe. Wormholes might also link to parallel or baby universes and could provide teh possibility of time travel (Stephen Hawking).


(Stephen Hawking) is from A Brief History of Time:The Updated and expanded tenth anniversary edition by Stephen Hawking. All vocabulary is from pages 199-204. © 1988. From Bantam Books and in New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, etc...

(P. Erik Gundersen). The Handy Physics Answer Book by P. Erik Gundersen. pages 1-415. ©1999 by Visible Ink Press.

Hamilton X's Little Talk
I heard through the grape vine that the standard HTML committee are plainning to get rid of the center tag. Who the heck are these people and who do they think they are just getting rid of the center tag. I mean, darn it I love the center tag and I want it to stay. So remember to write the so-called "standard HTML committee" and really give them hell, who ever they may be.

Chemistry Terms

HCl: Hydrochloric Acid (aq)

HBr: Hydrobromic Acid (aq)

HI: Hydroiodic Acid

HF: Hydrofluric Acid (aq)

Fe2+: Ferrous or iron (II) ion

Fe3+: Ferric or iron (III) ion

Co2+: cobaltous or cobalt (II) ion

Co3+: cobaltic or cobalt (III) ion

Cr2+: Chromous or Chromium (II) ion

Cr3+: Chromic or chromium (III) ion

NH4+: ammonium ion which is a cation(+)

CNS-: thiocyanate

HC2H3O2(aq): Acetic Acid

Cr2O72-: dichromate