Question about inverse square law ;
Hi, I'm trying to understand some nuances about this law and
have been reading about it a lot online and trying out some homework
for personal interest (hobby ) - not school related.
I understand that the simple formula is ; 1/d^2
I was wondering about what appears to be an oddity to me, that
I came across when I was working with a test example I found at this
The problem that caught my interest was this one on that page ;
"1) If a bright flashlight has a light intensity of 15.0 candela at a distance 1.00 m from the lens, what is the intensity of the flashlight 100.0 m from the lens?"
So I have a few different questions about this, but the most important
one is, what does it mean if we replace the "1" in ; 1/d^2 with a different value such as a ratio in the form of a decimal value, so instead we have something like this ;
Does this ratio represent a curve then?
I am thinking that the "1" in the normal formula represents a straight line
Some of the links I was researching ;