Taking this ideal limit as a theoretical or absolute zero, the value of H may be represented on the diagram by the whole area included between the two adiabatics BAZ, CDZ' down to the points where they intersect the isothermal of absolute zero, or the zero isopiestic OV asymptotically at infinity.

This may be described as a simple harmonic oscillation whose amplitude diminishes asymptotically to zero according to the law ehlr.

It is true matter can never be completely resolved into motion, but the irreducible remainder may be treated like the 7rpc.)T fl van of Aristotle as an abstraction which we asymptotically approach but never reach.

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Finally, it is on the whole in keeping with Mill's presuppositions to admit even in the case of the method of difference that in practice it is approximative and instructive, while the theoretical formula, to which it aims at approaching asymptotically as limit, if exact, is in some sense sterile.