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written by Carl Rod Nave
This Hyperphysics page, from Georgia State University, describes how light behaves when passing through a pair of polarizers oriented perpendicular to each other. The website also gives an explanation of what happens when a third polarizer is added at a particular orientation between the two. Several photographs and drawings are included as well as links to related subjects for additional information.
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Keywords: e ray, filters, malus, o ray, optics, polaroid
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Record Updated: Aug 10, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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