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

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

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by Joseph Mazur
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452289178
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/25/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,353,104
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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A neat and compelling historical survey of science's oldest and deepest conundrum.

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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