So, What Is Zeno’s Paradox? - Deepstash

So, What Is Zeno’s Paradox?

So, What Is Zeno’s Paradox?

So, What Is Zeno’s Paradox?

To go from her starting point to her destination, Atalanta must first travel half of the total distance.

To travel the remaining distance, she must first travel half of what’s left over. No matter how small a distance is still left, she must travel half of it, and then half of what’s still remaining, and so on, ad infinitum.

With an infinite number of steps required to get there, clearly she can never complete the journey. And hence, Zeno states, motion is impossible: Zeno’s paradox. Here’s the unintuitive resolution.

11

128 reads

CURATED BY

.miu.

18 yo medicine applicant 😄 I share interesting and sciency articles! 🇬🇧🇧🇩 MBTI: INTJ-T Architect

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

It takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score