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Abstract Title: Brewster's Angle
Abstract: The index of refraction of nonconducting reflective materials can be determined by finding Brewster's Angle. In this experiment the percentage of polarized light reflected off the surface of the material sample is plotted as a function of the angle of incidence. The angle which gives the minimum reflection is Brewster's Angle. Curve-fitting is used to determine this angle precisely. But the question is: Can you see a difference in the index of refraction for different frequencies of light?
Abstract Type: Workshop
Session: Session XI -  Parallel Workshops

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ann Hanks
PASCO Physics