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written by Kiril Simov and Wolfgang Christian
The Polarizer program displays the effect of a plane polarizer on an incident electromagnetic wave.   The default electromagnetic wave is plane polarized but this polarization can be changed by specifying the components of the wave's Jones vector using the input fields.  The slider can be used to rotate the polarizer to change its orientation.  

Polarizer is an Open Source Physics program written for the teaching of optics.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the optics_polarizer.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Other optics programs are also available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Optics.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- General
Optics
- Polarization
= Circular Polarization
= Dichroic Polarization
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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Keywords:
OSP, Open Source Physics, circularly polarized, electromagnetic wave, field, optics, optics properties, orientation, polarization, polarizer, wave
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 18, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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August 1, 2009 by Cathy Ezrailson
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K. Simov and W. Christian, Computer Program POLARIZER PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7178&DocID=362).
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K. Simov and W. Christian, Computer Program POLARIZER PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7178&DocID=362>.
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Simov, K., & Christian, W. (2008). Polarizer Program (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7178&DocID=362
Chicago Format
Simov, Kiril, and Wolfgang Christian. "Polarizer Program." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7178&DocID=362 (accessed 21 October 2014).
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Simov, Kiril, and Wolfgang Christian. Polarizer Program. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7178&DocID=362>.
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