Caustics

This page is a sub-page of our page on Plane Curves.

Related KMR-pages:

Geometric Optics
Optical Properties of Conics
Optical Properties of Quadrics
Focal Surfaces
The Double-Cylindrical Point Focus
Solar Simulator

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Other related sources of information:

• Caustics in Optics
Caustics in Mathematics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caustic_(mathematics)

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The interactive simulations on this page can be navigated with the Free Viewer of the Graphing Calculator.

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Interactive simulations on Caustics.

Caustic Curves

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Ellipse-Vertex-Caustic:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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Ellipse – near-focus caustic:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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Semi-circle parallel light rays real caustic:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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Semi-circle parallel light rays virtual caustic:

The interactive simulation that created this movie.

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