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Try this Java simulation of the physics behind rainbows. You can investigate the reflection and refraction effects of light inside a water droplet and also find out how light from…
  
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Publisher: Exploratorium
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This Exploratorium webpage describes the classic Caro┬« syrup demonstration of the rotation of the plane of polarized light by an optically active material. The webpage lists the…
  
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W. Christian and M. Belloni
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The Physlet Physics Section 7: Optics provides a technology-enhanced introduction to topics in optics from an introductory physics course. Interactive javascript simulations are used…
  
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This hands-on activity explains how polarizing sunglasses work. The materials are easily accessible, directions are provided, and the observations are explained. Diagrams help show…
  
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Publisher: Rochester Institute of Technology
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This site, by Andrew Davidhazy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, describes polarization and how it can be used to investigate transparent materials. Color photographs show…
  
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This Hyperphysics site from Georgia State University shows what happens when birefringent materials are viewed through crossed polarizers. The production of the colors is explained…
  
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Publisher: American Physical Society
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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…
  
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Publisher: Arbor Scientific
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This edition of the Cool Stuff Newsletter from Arbor Scientific includes a description of polarized light, with several examples and diagrams, including the "picket fence model."…
  
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Publisher: Davidson College Dept of Physics
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This webpage from Davidson provides a description of experiments in birefringence using calcite. Photos show the double images produced by calcite crystals, with explanation provided…
  
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This web page contains a set of more than 40 simple experiments, or "snacks", on the topic of light. Exploratorium Science Snacks are miniature versions of popular exhibits at the…
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