Talbot's law


: a principle in optics: when two or more colors or degrees of brightness are alternately presented (as on a rotating sector disk) to the eye, there is a frequency of recurrence beyond which flicker ceases and the color or impression appears to be uniform

Word History


probably after W. H. F. Talbot †1877

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“Talbot's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Talbot%27s%20law. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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