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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A graphical or mathematical approximation scheme for determining the propagation of  [[electromagnetic]] or [[sound waves]] by following the path of rays obeying the laws of [[reflection]]  and [[refraction]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Applications of ray tracing to atmospheric problems include estimating [[rainbow]] angles, determining  the characteristics of [[mirages]], and mapping the propagation of [[sound]] in the [[atmosphere]]  and oceans.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A graphical or mathematical approximation scheme for determining the propagation of  [[electromagnetic wave|electromagnetic]] or [[sound waves]] by following the path of rays obeying the laws of [[reflection]]  and [[refraction]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Applications of ray tracing to atmospheric problems include estimating [[rainbow]] angles, determining  the characteristics of [[mirages]], and mapping the propagation of [[sound]] in the [[atmosphere]]  and oceans.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:45, 25 April 2012



ray tracing

A graphical or mathematical approximation scheme for determining the propagation of electromagnetic or sound waves by following the path of rays obeying the laws of reflection and refraction.

Applications of ray tracing to atmospheric problems include estimating rainbow angles, determining the characteristics of mirages, and mapping the propagation of sound in the atmosphere and oceans.


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