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Polarization of Light

The plot of light intensity versus angle between two polarizers is fitted to the square of the cosine of the angle, verifying the Law of Malus.

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69_Polarization_Verify_Malus__Law.cap 15.87 MB
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Polarization Analyzer

Polarization Analyzer

Measures relationship between light intensity transmitted through set of polarizers and angle of the polarizers.

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Source: Lab #69

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Polarization of Light