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Continuum Mechanics

  • Len Pismen
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Abstract

The basic tool of scientific theory was, and still is, Newton’s differential calculus. Gone forever was the Greeks’ inability to comprehend infinitesimals, Zeno’s paradoxes with Achilles never catching up with a tortoise, and nobody ever attaining a fixed target, leading directly to the impossibility of motion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Len Pismen
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringTechnion Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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