Fermat's principle

Known as: Least Time Principle, Fermat's principle of least time, Fermats Principle 
In optics, Fermat's principle or the principle of least time, named after French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, is the principle that the path taken… (More)
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2018
2018
We propose a density-based estimator for weighted geodesic distances suitable for data lying on a manifold of lower dimension… (More)
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2008
2008
Mimicking the description of spinning particles in General Relativity, the Fermat Principle is extended to spinning photons… (More)
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2008
2008
Mimicking the description of spinning particles in General Relativity, the Fermat Principle is extended to polarized photons… (More)
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2005
2005
It is shown that, on a manifold with a Finsler metric of Lorentzian signature, the lightlike geodesics satisfy the following… (More)
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2005
2005
Fermat's principle is extended to nonstationary, anisotropic, inhomogeneous media that support a class of waves with frequency… (More)
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2003
2003
If P is an irreducible element of a polynomial ring over a finite field, then one can define a Fermat quotient function… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
What is complexity? A great many quantities have been proposed as measures of something like complexity. In fact, a variety of… (More)
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2001
2001
Real wave packets and group velocities are considered for linear, dispersive homogeneous (but possibly anisotropic) absorptive… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
We present in this paper an efficient, flexible, and effective data structure, <italic>B<supscrpt>*</supscrpt>-trees</italic> for… (More)
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1935
1935
IN the wave theory of light, the ‘geometrical’ laws of optics—rectilinear propagation, reflection and refraction—and other… (More)
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