Zeno's Arrow, Newton's Mechanics, and Bell's Inequalities
Author: Angel, Leonard
Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Volume 53, Number 2, June 2002 , pp. 161-182(22)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:A model of a new version of Zeno's arrow paradox is presented in a plausible extension of Newtonian collision mechanics. In exploring various avenues for resolution of the paradox, it becomes evident that a prerelativistic classical physical topology which is locally deterministic can mechanically generate nonclassical ontological properties such as the appearance of a particle in many places at once. It can also mimic some properties of quantum physics, including unprepared spatially‐separated correlations.
1 Zeno's arrow paradox
2 Newtonian collision mechanics and extensions of it
3 Our initial condition (IC)
4 Demonstrating the model paradox
5 Resolving the paradox
6 Unprepared correlations in spatially‐separated events
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 2002
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