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Jones Program
written by Kiril Simov and Wolfgang Christian
The Optics Jones program displays a  right-circularly polarized electromagnetic wave.  The polarization can be changed by specifying the components of the wave's Jones vector.  

Jones is an Open Source Physics program written for the teaching of optics.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- General
- Polarization
= Circular Polarization
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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Jones representation, Jones vector, OSP, Open Source Physics, circularly polarized, electromagnetic wave, light, optics, polarization
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 18, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
July 10, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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May 1, 2008
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AIP Format
K. Simov and W. Christian, Computer Program JONES PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (
K. Simov and W. Christian, Computer Program JONES PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), <>.
APA Format
Simov, K., & Christian, W. (2008). Jones Program (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved July 29, 2016, from
Chicago Format
Simov, Kiril, and Wolfgang Christian. "Jones Program." Version 1.0. (accessed 29 July 2016).
MLA Format
Simov, Kiril, and Wolfgang Christian. Jones Program. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 29 July 2016 <>.
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