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written by Michael Davidson, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, Mortimer Abramowitz, and John Long
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is a Java simulation for students of introductory physics or optics on the phenomenon known as Brewster's Angle.  Users may change the refractive index and wavelength of an incident light wave on an insulated surface to explore the phenomena.  Included is a full text explanation of related concepts and equations for calculating Brewster's Angle.  

This item is part of a larger collection of materials for students of introductory optics and microscopy.  See Related items on this page to link to additional simulations and resources on this topic by the same authors.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Refractive Index
- Polarization
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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Brewster's Angle, Simulations, optics, polarized light, tutorial
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M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, M. Abramowitz, and J. Long, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/polarizedlight/brewster/index.html).
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M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, M. Abramowitz, and J. Long, Molecular Expressions: Polarized Light Microscopy - Brewster's Angle, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/polarizedlight/brewster/index.html>.
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Davidson, M., Parry-Hill, M., Abramowitz, M., & Long, J. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Polarized Light Microscopy - Brewster's Angle. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/polarizedlight/brewster/index.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, M. Parry-Hill, M. Abramowitz, and J. Long. Molecular Expressions: Polarized Light Microscopy - Brewster's Angle. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/polarizedlight/brewster/index.html (accessed 22 December 2014).
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Davidson, Michael, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, Mortimer Abramowitz, and John Long. Molecular Expressions: Polarized Light Microscopy - Brewster's Angle. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 1998. 15 June 2006. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/polarizedlight/brewster/index.html>.
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Molecular Expressions: Polarized Light Microscopy - Brewster's Angle:

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