Focal Point

Focal point may refer to:

  • Focus (optics), the point at which initially collimated rays of light meet after passing through a convex lens, or reflecting from a concave mirror
  • In Fine art, a Focal Point focuses specifically on a point of interest which makes a canvas unique. (e.g. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer)
  • In mathematics:
    • Focus (geometry), a special point used in describing conic sections
    • Focal point is a Critical point of a distance function
  • In an antenna (electronics):
    • The driven element, directly connected to the transmission line or source
    • The passive radiator, a conductive element which is not electrically connected to anything else
  • In game theory, a Focal point is an equilibrium more likely to be chosen by the players because it seems special, natural or relevant to them
  • In computer programs, Telelogic Focal Point is a configurable Web-based decision support platform for requirements management, product management and project portfolio management.
  • Focal Point (album), a 1976 studio album by McCoy Tyner
  • Focal Point, an imprint of National Geographic
  • In business, the person or organization responsible for the coordination of activities and tasks among several groups or networks
  • Among science fiction fanzines, a fanzine which in its era was central to the fannish culture of the day
  • In IT service management, the person or entity responsible for coordinating service delivery and acting as an escalation point for service delivery failures

Other articles related to "focal point":

Magnification As A Number (optical Magnification)
... cannot be given, thus size means the angle subtended by the object at the focal point (angular size) ... by , where is the angle subtended by the object at the front focal point of the objective and is the angle subtended by the image at the rear focal point of the eyepiece ...
Luneburg Lens
... takes a simple and explicit form if one focal point lies at infinity, and the other on the opposite surface of the lens ... Gutman subsequently proposed solutions which generate one internal focal point and one external focal point ...
Normalized Camera Matrix and Normalized Image Coordinates - The Camera Focal Point
... This is also, again, the coordinates of the focal point but now relative to the (X1',X2',X3') system ... This implies that the focal point (in its homogeneous representation) lies in the null space of the camera matrix, provided that it is represented in ... can now be written as where is the 3D coordinates of the focal point relative to the (X1',X2',X3') system ...

Famous quotes containing the word point:

    There is assuredly no more effectual method of clearing up one’s own mind on any subject than by talking it over, so to speak, with men of real power and grasp, who have considered it from a totally different point of view.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)