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|(Optics) ||a curve to which the ray of light, reflected or refracted by another curve, are tangents, the reflecting or refracting curve and the luminous point being in one plane.|
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The locus of the point B' is called the orthotomic curve and it is linked to the concept of a caustic curve
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If a virtual screen is placed at a distance [z.sub.0] from the specimen front surface, a dark region called the shadow-spot, surrounded by a bright curve called the caustic curve
We show the orthotomic curve and its corresponding caustic curve
in Figure 8.