Sorry for what could be a rather very stupid question. I'm not an expert in physics nor maths.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The inverse square law defines that strength is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source. This is justified by working out the surface area of a sphere, which involves a squared radius (distance).

Continuing this line of thought (based on the circumference of a circle), on a 2 dimensional space, I'd assume that we'll have the inverse proportional law. (/r or /d).

My question is, what law governs a 1 dimensional field? It appears to me all sensible that the rule will be the inverse square-root (/sqrt(d)). But, for the life of me, I can't work out why.

Thanks in advance,

Izhaki

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# Inverse Square Law in 1 dimensional space

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