Fig. 2 Homework: Memorize the following axiom of Physics by heart
"distance is what lies between lengths"
The mathematical line: distance between 2 points
|If the mathematician says that a
line is the distance between two
points, we can easily determine
whether this definition can be
used in Geometry. We remove
the two irrelevant points. Is what
remains behind a line?
|You see, Bill! The line is
the distance between my
hands. This is the longest
distance possible in
Geometry because I can't
stretch them any further.
|So far, all you have is a
point, Bill. Now drag it
across like this. That's
what we call a line
|Adapted for the Internet from:
Why God Doesn't Exist