Track 1: Achilles and the Tortoise

Ancient mathematical trickery proves that a mighty hero cannot overtake a tortoise.


© The Open University 2011


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Achilles and the Tortoise    Ancient mathematical trickery proves that a mighty hero cannot overtake a tortoise. Play now Achilles and the Tortoise
2 The Grandfather Paradox    A well known story that questions the logic of time travel. Play now The Grandfather Paradox
3 The Chinese Room    An argument against computers ever being truly intelligent. Play now The Chinese Room
4 Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel    A never-ending hotel, always full of guests, helps to explain the nature of infinity. Play now Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel
5 The Twin Paradox    An identical twin in space illustrates Einstein's special theory of relativity. Play now The Twin Paradox
6 Schrödinger’s Cat    This famous experiment tackling quantum theory involves a cat in a potentially lethal box. Play now Schrödinger’s Cat