PY106 pre-class video for session 28 - Polarized light

In this video, we discuss polarized light (specifically, linearly polarized light, which is also [...]known as plane polarized light). We go over, generally, ways in which light can be polarized, and then we talk about how to handle situations in which unpolarized light, or linearly polarized light, is incident on a polarizer. Specifically, we go over how to calculate the intensity of the light emerging from the polarizer, assuming you know the intensity of light incident on the polarizer. Finally, we wrap things up with a brief look at how reflection and scattering can produce polarized light, and what polarized sunglasses do.

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