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IEVref:103-10-21ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: geometric optics
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Definition: model, applicable for wavelengths negligible in comparison to other relevant geometrical dimensions, by which the propagation of waves in various media and at their boundaries is determined by using the geometrical concept of rays and not the general theory of waves

Note 1 to entry: The term “geometric optics” has a historical origin, but the model is used for any kind of waves.


Publication date:2009-12
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Internal notes:2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00020 (IEV 103) - evaluation. JGO
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