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Title: 
Dichotomy paradox joke
Author(s): 
Schreiber, Michael
Language: 
eng
Description: 
  • none
  • A group of boys are lined up on one wall of a dance hall, and an equal number of girls are lined up on the opposite wall. Both groups are instructed to advance toward each other by one quarter the distance separating them every ten seconds. When do they meet at the center of the dance hall? A mathematician says they will never actually meet because the series is infinite. A physicist says they will meet when time equals infinity. An engineer says that within one minute they will be close enough for all practical purposes
  • Componente Curricular::Ensino Fundamental::Séries Finais::Matemática
Issue Date: 
  • 2008
  • 15-Sep-2008
  • 15-Sep-2008
  • 15-Sep-2008
  • 12-Sep-2008
Keywords: 
  • Greek Mathematics
  • Historical Mathematics
  • Recreational Mathematics
  • Educação Básica::Ensino Fundamental Final::Matemática::Tratamento da informação
Notes: 
Show dichotomy paradox joke
Credits: 
This demonstration needs the "MathematicaPlayer.exe" to run. Found in http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br/handle/mec/4737
Source: 
http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br/handle/mec/5408
URI: 
http://acervodigital.unesp.br/handle/unesp/360810
Rights: 
Demonstration freeware using Mathematica Player
Type: 
outro
Appears in Collections:MEC - Objetos Educacionais (BIOE) - OE

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