Except for the fact that an experiment performed on say the top of a table on the earth isn't experiencing a change in velocity, gravity or no gravity . .
A simple question really. Does acceleration affect the rate of a chemicall reaction. I.e if I was to put some test (chemical) experiment aboard a suitable craft and accelerate it to a high velocity, would the reaction occur at the same rate as it would at rest - ignoring relativistic effects...
As i said, we do everyday. The remark was a philsophicaly flippant one taken to mean a person could never walk an infinite number of actual STEPS , unless they're infinitesimal of course though in that case you'd never actually see them...:wink:
Well presented answer DaleSpam.
To sum up, the relevant points for me are:
1.As pointed out by TVP45 the obvious fact is that in the real world objects move and accelerate with no problems whatsoever, proving experimentaly the solution to the paradox.
2.It is possible to divide any...
ok, so the mathmatical solutions gives a precise, not approximate answer. However they do not define how it is possible to traverse an infinite number of steps(series) in order to get that answer. is it correct to say there can only be an infinite number of steps between any two points in...
Thanks for the replies, and the pointer to Zenos's paradox - an interesting read and clarifies the issue perfectly for me. However if i read correctly, the point is made that the various mathematical solutions while providing a (approximated? - calculus is not my strong suite) numericall...
There's a problem going round in my mind that i'm not realy sure it's possible to put forward in a way that will make sense, possibly because i have trouble defining the real point myself, but here goes.
It's a very simple thing. Take any object travelling or at rest and change...