My Brainfuck division algorithm. Input of n7 means 110/55 (ascii values for n and 7):
There are 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.Code:>,>,<[>[>>>+>+<<<<-]>>>>[<<<<+>>>>-]<<<<[<-[>>+>+<<<-]>>>[<<<+>>>-]+<[>-<<->[-]]>[<<-[<<->>[-]]>>-]<<]>>>[<<<+>>>-]<<<<<+>]<.
Originally Posted by Dave84311
The paradox asumes that you can infinitely reduce the time segments and distances and therefore, Achilles can never overtake the turtle.
But you can't infinitely reduce distance. At some sub-atomic level, distance simply seizes to exist because there are no more "markers".
You have a point there. Although I'm not sure what you are trying to say about distance "seizing" to exist. If distance doesn't exist at some sub-atomic level, how can you say it is a sub-atomic level?? Sub-atomic means the distance you are talking about is less than an atom, but if distance doesn't exist...wtf?
EDIT: Or do you mean that the smallest unit of distance is reached at a sub-atomic level, so you cannot divide the distance any more? Is distance discrete or continuous?
Last edited by _corn_; 10-22-2013 at 05:31 AM.
My Brainfuck division algorithm. Input of n7 means 110/55 (ascii values for n and 7):
There are 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.Code:>,>,<[>[>>>+>+<<<<-]>>>>[<<<<+>>>>-]<<<<[<-[>>+>+<<<-]>>>[<<<+>>>-]+<[>-<<->[-]]>[<<-[<<->>[-]]>>-]<<]>>>[<<<+>>>-]<<<<<+>]<.
Originally Posted by Dave84311
tl;dr
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the paradox says that you can divide an object infinitely or as you put it approach a value, but never reach it, however, this paradox is completely mathematical and has no application in the real world. The thing about quantum mechanics though is that it requires a natural limit of space, Planck's constant which is equivalent to approximately (6.626 x 10^-34 Joules). Infinite doesn't exist in nature because they lead to contradictions as seen in the case of cavity radiation. The Planck length is about 10^-35 meters and is the smallest distance possible in the universe because at this scale quantum fluctuations cause distances smaller than this length impossible to be determined.
Last edited by maximon555; 10-22-2013 at 05:49 AM.
I'm not sure you are understanding me here. The presmise of the paradox states that he must do infinite steps within a finite period of time. The only way for that to be possible scientifically is for him to break constant velocity. Zeno's literally states that the pursuer only makes steps to where the tortoise HAS been. If he were to maintain constant velocity then Zeno's paradox relies on the assumption that both time and distance are infinitely divisible. Geometrically Achilles velocity will eventually reach and surpass the assymptote, in which the units of distance covere to reach where the tortuise HAD been becomes finite. Mathematicians have already made a standard solution to the paradox centuries ago and it's a lot simpler than what you're making it out to be.
It's not a paradox.. nor it's even a mathematical theory. Just because the distance between the runner and the turtle changed in a specific factor up to a particular point, You still cannot prove any pattern.
this is probably the most retarded paradox iv'e ever heard of
You, are fucking stupid.
Of course he will run past him, it's not like he's slowing down his run the closer he gets to it.
Congratulations, nobody lost their mind, except for you, who clearly didn't have one to begin with.
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Mathematics wise, no matter how many times you divide by 10, you will never reach 0.
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If the pursuer runs 10 times as fast as the turtle then the pursuer would pass the turtle. The way that the "puzzle" is written states that the person never passes the turtle, but to do that, the person would have to slow down consistently to keep the decreasing distance between them constant. There.
Wtf,Is the answer potato?
Meh, the guy will pass him in a few meters, not really that hard
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