Could some one please explain the paradox writen by Zeno, 'Achilles and the tortoise'? How can this be possable?
Sounds to me like the only reason why it's a paradox, is because the've neglected to take into account one very important variable, it's velocity which, is not going to become halved everytime it gets half-way closer to the mark. So, does that make it a paradox or, just an incomplete assessment?gilboy64 said:I was thinking in the terms of a bullet fired at a wall. You could say that if the bullet has to cover a distants d to reach the wall, that after a certain time T the distance between the wall and the bullet is 1/2d. After another certain time T the distance will be halved again 1/4d, if we asume the speed of the bullet is constant. If you carry on in this way the bullet will never hit the wall because although it is travals at the same speed it started off as, it is travaling through infinatly smaller distances?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Maby im mad!