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 Sep 25th 2017, 03:07 AM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Sep 2017 Posts: 1 time and motion according to aristotle and newton HI guys can you help me by answering these 3 questions in words I am having trouble understanding them. 1. What is the relationship between time and motion according to Aristotle? 2. If Flash travels at the speed of light, does the light moving in his direction appear to him to be at rest? 3. Can you find a point in the universe that is absolutely at rest in the Aristotelian and Newtonian sense?
Sep 25th 2017, 07:05 AM   #2
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 Originally Posted by helpMePls HI guys can you help me by answering these 3 questions in words I am having trouble understanding them. 1. What is the relationship between time and motion according to Aristotle? 2. If Flash travels at the speed of light, does the light moving in his direction appear to him to be at rest? 3. Can you find a point in the universe that is absolutely at rest in the Aristotelian and Newtonian sense?
1) I wish I knew.

2) Since that's impossible according to physics this question cannot be answered using the laws of physics as we know them.

5) Not a very meaningful question since a "point" is a place in space and not something that can be measured or observed to move. But no. No such "point" exists since there's no such thing as "absolute rest."

 Sep 25th 2017, 10:29 AM #3 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2016 Location: England Posts: 1,069 I would suggest that (if pressed) Aristotle might say that; Aristotle would be the stationary point in the universe. Newton might be a bit more abstract and would say; the stationary point is whatever point you chose to be the stationary point. __________________ ~\o/~
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 Originally Posted by Woody I would suggest that (if pressed) Aristotle might say that; Aristotle would be the stationary point in the universe. Newton might be a bit more abstract and would say; the stationary point is whatever point you chose to be the stationary point.
Those aren't absolute like the question refers to.

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