Bilkent University Department of Electical Engineering,
IEEE Bilkent Student branch and
Bilkent ACM SIGART (Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence)
present a series of seminars Philosophical Puzzles for Everyone...
The second talk is
WHAT DOES A POINT-MASS DO UNDER THE ACTION OF A FORCE?
The prevalent view among physicists is that Newton's Second Law should be conceived of as being about point-masses, i.e. its domain should be taken to consist of particles which have mass but no volume. Does this construal lead to a contradiction?
Since the seminar will take place during the lunch hour we hope to make refreshments, such as sandwiches and drinks available, so nobody can use hunger as an excuse for not joining in!