The Study of Law

Mr. A wanted to change the world.  By age 12 he had calculated that the most effective way to carry out this would be to become president of the United States.  A good start would be a degree in law or political science.

He was terrible at math.  However the general education requirements required at least one course in physics, and whatever it tool to get through the calculus courses.  Naturally Mr. A decided to petition against this.  He managed to convince the dean to let him get by with just a seminar course in theoretical physics, and one in electrical engineering.  Mr. A considered this a loss, but so did the Dean.

In Mr. A’s electrical engineering course he was forced to draw large networks of capacitors and inductors.  Each oscillating with energy in ways he could only understand in theory, but not practice.

In the theoretical physics course Mr. A learned laws that he could understand observing, but not their reason for existence.

In Mr.  A’s electrical engineering course he was forced to link capacitors and inductor modules in a chain to make a model of a transmission line.

In the theoretical physics course Mr. A was told he would never travel faster than light.

In Mr. A’s electrical engineering course he was told he could never send a signal down his model transmission line faster than the reciprocal of inductance times capacitance.

In both he asked why and got the same answer.

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