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Fermat’s Principle and the FTAIA: What Courts Can Learn From Optics

BY | September 17, 2014

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle James Martin, Sep 17, 2014 Pierre de Fermat was a professional lawyer and amateur mathematician. Say what you…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

James Martin, Sep 17, 2014

Pierre de Fermat was a professional lawyer and amateur mathematician. Say what you will about our noble profession, Fermat’s greatest contributions to society occurred during his off-hours. In 1662, Fermat stated his “principle of least time:” light follows the path that takes the least amount of time to travel. This principle has broad application beyond the world of quantum electrodynamics. Ants,

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