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- Zeno's paradox: Achilles and the Tortoise
- McLoone, Jon
- Zeno of Elea (circa 450 BC) is credited with creating several famous paradoxes, but by far the best known is the paradox of the tortoise and Achilles. A fleet-of-foot Achilles is unable to catch a plodding tortoise which has been given a head start, since during the time it takes Achilles to catch up to a given position, the tortoise has moved forward some distance. But this is obviously fallacious since Achilles will clearly pass the tortoise
- Componente Curricular::Ensino Fundamental::Séries Finais::Matemática
- Greek Mathematics
- Historical Mathematics
- Educação Básica::Ensino Fundamental Final::Matemática::Álgebra
- Show the Zeno's Paradox
- This demonstration needs the "MathematicaPlayer.exe" to run. Found in http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br/handle/mec/4737
- Demonstration freeware using Mathematica Player
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