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what does cycle per degree mean?
- Jimmy Harth (age 13)
Sydney Public School, Sydney, nsw, Australia
Cycles per degree is used to measure how well you can see details of an
object separately without being blurry. It is how many lines you can
distinguish in a degree of a visual field. Humans see 30 cycles per
degree while dogs only see 12 cycles per degree. If a human and a dog
were looking at black and white stripes, the human would see the black
and white more clearly. For the dog, the black and white lines would
blur together more.
(republished on 07/18/06)
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