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Rad. Physics Newbie

  1. Mar 22, 2005 #1

    I have a question that might sound stupid, but I was wondering if someone could tell me if visible light obeys the inverse square law? Thanks.
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  3. Mar 22, 2005 #2
    Depends on what your referring to.

    The "inverse square law" is just a mathematical relationship between an independant and dependant variable that comes up alot in physics, wave intensity, gravitation, electromagnetics, etc.

    The intensity of light is proportional to the inverse square of the distance of measurement, if thats what you mean.
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