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Name: Polarization
ID: m42522
Language: English (en)
  • Discuss the meaning of polarization.
  • Discuss the property of optical activity of certain materials.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Axis of a polarizing filter, Birefringent, Brewster’s angle, Brewster’s law, Completely polarized reflected light, Direction of polarization, Horizontally polarized, Optically active, Polarization, Polarized, Unpolarized, Vertically polarized
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, OSC Physics Maintainer (

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Jan 17, 2012 3:36 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Sep 12, 2013 4:08 pm +0000


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Version: 1.4 Sep 12, 2013 4:08 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.3 Sep 11, 2013 10:05 am +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 May 25, 2012 3:50 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Jan 20, 2012 7:38 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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