9.9.1 Polarisation

A mechanical model of polarization.


Explanation of Malu’s Law

Demonstration of Polarization of Light

explanation at xmdemo

Applet animation of polarisation of EM waves.

🍏 Polarizers {cabrillo applet}

Even though most natural light sources are unpolarized light, it is not difficult to find polarized light around us if you know where to look.

explanation at xmdemo

LCD projectors are my favorite sources of polarized light.

explanation at xmdemo

Check out my Einstein-Newton demonstration. Some 3D movies are made based on the same principle.

explanation at xmdemo

Also, light actually become partially polarized after reflection off water, glass, etc. (This is why we put on polarizing sunglasses.)

explanation at xmdemo

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