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Lambert law

Pronunciation: lam'bert


  1. each layer of equal thickness absorbs an equal fraction of the light that traverses it.
  2. the illumination of a surface on which the light falls normally from a point source is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source.

[Johann Heinrich Lambert]

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