Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the Great Pyramid, the Egyptians, Stonehenge, and the cosmological views of ancient civilizations as described in the book. What purpose did the study of cosmology serve these people? In what cultures was there particular interest in cosmology? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the lives and theories of Eudoxus, Aristotle, and Claudius Ptolemy. How did they advance science? When did each of these individuals live and what relationships did they have with one another? What were their impacts on history?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the early models of the universe as discussed in Chapter 2: "Raising (and Lowering) the Roof." How did these systems differ from how the universe is modeled today? How did the concept of inertia change this view?
Essay Topic 4
Describe and discuss the life and work of Aristotle. When and where did Aristotle live? With whom and where did he study...
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