caustic

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any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

of a substance, especially a strong acid

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Or equivalently, the caustic curve is the centers of curvature of the family of orthotomic normals of a given curve relative to O.
Step 4: Click on the Caustics and note the following graph, we see that the caustic curve is the set of centers of curvature of the family of orthotomic normals of a given curve relative to O (the red or center dot).
By an examination of the mapping, it can be shown that light rays that reflect from the specimen both inside as well as outside the initial curve are mapped outside the caustic curve on the screen plane and that the rays reflecting from the initial curve are mapped onto the caustic curve.
We show the orthotomic curve and its corresponding caustic curve in Figure 8.
We will study the form of the caustic curve, when light from a point source reflects in a cylinder.
The first is labeled "Gruppo delle Caustiche" (Group of Caustics), because its diminutive stars are arrayed in arcs that resemble caustic curves.