Instantaneous Velocity

Bunjil’s Wing Kinetic Sculpture
Source: Museum Victoria

‘Given for one instant an intelligence which could comprehend all the forces by which nature is animated and the respective situation of the beings who compose it- an intelligence sufficiently vast to submit these data to analysis- it would embrace in the same formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the lightest atom; for it, nothing would be uncertain and the future, as the past, would be present to its eyes.’ – Pierre Simon Laplace, A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities

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