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18

Getting off the Line—Motion in Space

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

Getting off the Line—Motion in Space

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Zeno's Arrow Paradox shows us that an infinite addition problem (1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + . . .) can result in a single number: 1. Similarly, it is possible to approximate values such as π or the square root of 2 by adding up the first few hundred terms of infinite sum. Calculators use this method when we push the "sin" or square root keys.

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