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inverse square law

noun, Physics, Optics.
1.
one of several laws relating two quantities such that one quantity varies inversely as the square of the other, as the law that the illumination produced on a screen by a point source varies inversely as the square of the distance of the screen from the source.
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Examples for inverse square law
  • First of all, the inverse square law will play havoc with trying to detect any radio signals.
  • Actually, they even out exactly, for both phenomena obey to a inverse square law.
  • Even with the inverse square law it's not too much difference in intensity.
  • Ignoring the difference, the inverse square law and all of physics.
  • The purpose of this experiment is to find the range of gamma rays and determine if the inverse square law applies.
  • The purpose of this experiment is to find the range of alpha particles and determine if the inverse square law applies.
  • Because of the inverse square law the intensity of the sun's rays rapidly diminish.
  • For example, the electric field due to a charge falls off by an inverse square law, as you state in your email.
British Dictionary definitions for inverse square law

inverse square law

noun
1.
any natural law in which the magnitude of a physical quantity varies inversely with the square of the distance from its source
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