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written by Michael Davidson, Mortimer Abramowitz, and Matthew J. Parry-Hill
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java simulation for introductory physics students on the topic of light polarization.  It explores the effect of rotating two polarizers on an incident beam of white light.  

This item is part of a larger collection of materials for students of introductory optics and microscopy.  See Related Items for a link to the full tutorial on light polarization by the same authors.

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Optics
- Polarization
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Brewster's Angle, Simulations, birefringence, crossed polarization, light polarization, microscopy, optical instruments, optics, polarization, polarized light microscope, tutorials
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M. Davidson, M. Abramowitz, and M. Parry-Hill, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/filters/index.html).
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M. Davidson, M. Abramowitz, and M. Parry-Hill, Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Polarization Simulation (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/filters/index.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Abramowitz, M., & Parry-Hill, M. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Polarization Simulation. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/filters/index.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, M. Abramowitz, and M. Parry-Hill. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Polarization Simulation. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/filters/index.html (accessed 26 July 2014).
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Davidson, Michael, Mortimer Abramowitz, and Matthew J. Parry-Hill. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Polarization Simulation. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 1998. 15 June 2006. 26 July 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/filters/index.html>.
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Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Polarization Simulation:

Is Based On Introduction to Polarized Light

This item is a full tutorial by the same authors on the topic of light polarization.  It explores basic concepts, historical perspectives, applied techniques in polarized light microscopy, plus links to eight related Java simulations.

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