path-reversal principle

noun

Definition of path-reversal principle

: a statement in optics: if light traverses a given course it can traverse the same course in the opposite direction and hence it follows that any object point and its real image are interchangeable

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“Path-reversal principle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/path-reversal%20principle. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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