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[Phys-L] Re: Zeno's Paradoxes

Describing some kinematic races with limit series in displacement has the
side-effect of importing a time limit too.
Given a finite time limit, it is not possible to sensibly describe events past
that time boundary, though it is clear that a uniform time scale does allow
extended descriptions of participants' positions.

One points to the singularity which makes the puzzle paradoxical, and
moves on.

Brian W

At 11:27 AM 3/25/2005, you wrote:
Does any one know about the solutions to the 2000+ years old Zeno's
Paradoxes. I believe Bertrand Russell is credited with having solved
these paradoxes after 2000 years of unsuccessful attempts by many

I like to discuss especially the Arrow & Apple and Achille & Hare
paradoxes when doing kinematics with my students.


- Hasan fakhruddin
Instructor of Physics
The Indiana Academy for Science, Math, and Humanities
Muncie, IN 47306

PS: In keeping with the spirit of science humor going on I would like to
submit this:

While a college class was in session, a voluptuous blonde in a skin tight
dress walked in late and drew attention from the boys. The boys started
passing comments and whistling at her out of excitement. A quiet nerd
sitting next to a highly excited boy turned toward him and said," Don't
you know from our biology class she and all of us are mostly water?'. The
boy replied, " Yesssssss, but just notice the surface tension!!!!!!!?".

Brian Whatcott Altus OK Eureka!
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