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Zeno's Paradox: Unraveling the Ancient Mystery Behind the Science of Space and Time

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The fascinating story of an ancient riddle-and what it reveals about the nature of time and space

Three millennia ago, the Greek philosopher Zeno constructed a series of logical paradoxes to prove that motion is impossible. Today, these paradoxes remain on the cutting edge of our investigations into the fabric of space and time. Zeno's Paradox uses the motion paradox as a jumping-off point for an exploration of the twenty-five-hundred-year quest to uncover the true nature of the...

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Overview

The fascinating story of an ancient riddle-and what it reveals about the nature of time and space

Three millennia ago, the Greek philosopher Zeno constructed a series of logical paradoxes to prove that motion is impossible. Today, these paradoxes remain on the cutting edge of our investigations into the fabric of space and time. Zeno's Paradox uses the motion paradox as a jumping-off point for an exploration of the twenty-five-hundred-year quest to uncover the true nature of the universe. From Galileo to Einstein to Stephen Hawking, some of the greatest minds in history have tackled the problem and made spectacular breakthroughs-but through it all, the paradox of motion remains.

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John Derbyshire
A neat and compelling historical survey of science's oldest and deepest conundrum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452289178
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 453,384
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Mazur is Professor of Mathematics at Marlboro College, where he has taught a wide range of classes in all areas of mathematics, its history, and philosophy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Alyss

    Let's get this party STARTED! *shows up in a blue t-shirt and a ruffled white skirt. her golden blond hair is in waves, and neon green hoops hang from her ears. her blue eyes sparkle*

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    Posted October 13, 2012

    Andrew

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    Posted October 7, 2012

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    Posted October 7, 2012

    Stan

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    Posted October 7, 2012

    Aang

    Ya im with ya how bout we start an rp that goes stricktly by the shows ps legend of kora included

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    Posted October 13, 2012

    Miso

    Brings up a huge dome of rock along with tables abd chairs with rock lanterans then shoots fire in them while making a fire in the middle and brings in food and punch.Music plays in the backround

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    Korra

    Well sory that all the other avatars where taken. *she says angrey* katara r u ok?

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    Katara

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