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This annotated image from the American Physical Society presents the results of an experiment in which small photoelastic disks on a tray are squeezed in one direction and expanded in the perpendicular direction. The site includes images made using crossed polarizers, and the birefringence of the discs reveals the forces inside them. The site includes two images, a video, and a brief description of the experiment.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
= Stresses
Optics
- Polarization
= Birefringence
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
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Keywords:
Stress, birefringence, force, photoelastic, polarization, polarize, polarizer
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created January 28, 2009 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated:
June 1, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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January 16, 2008
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AIP Format
(American Physical Society, College Park, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/archive/chains.cfm).
AJP/PRST-PER
Shear Forms Force Chains, (American Physical Society, College Park, 2009), <http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/archive/chains.cfm>.
APA Format
Shear Forms Force Chains. (2008, January 16). Retrieved December 16, 2017, from American Physical Society: http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/archive/chains.cfm
Chicago Format
American Physical Society. Shear Forms Force Chains. College Park: American Physical Society, January 16, 2008. http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/archive/chains.cfm (accessed 16 December 2017).
MLA Format
Shear Forms Force Chains. College Park: American Physical Society, 2009. 16 Jan. 2008. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/archive/chains.cfm>.
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@misc{ Title = {Shear Forms Force Chains}, Publisher = {American Physical Society}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {16 December 2017}, Month = {January 16, 2008}, Year = {2009} }
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