Ch_322a_5.07

Ch_322a_5.07 - Plane Polarized Light Light is a moving wave...

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Plane Polarized Light Light is a moving wave of electric and magnetic fields called electromagnetic radiation . The strengths of the electric and magnetic fields oscillate in a repeating pattern as the wave moves through space. (electric and magnetic fields are perpendicular) Electric and Magnetic Fields Oscillating electric and magnetic fields moving in the X-direction. X Head-on view of oscillating electric or magnetic field vector.
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Ordinary and Plane-Polarized Light Ordinary light is a bundle of waves with electromagnetic field vectors moving in all directions around the propagating axis. head-on view Plane-polarized light is a wave with only a single oscillating electromagnetic field vector head-on view Plane-polarized light is obtained by passing ordinary light through a polarizer (material such as Iceland spar). polarizer ordinary light plane-polarized light
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The Interaction of Plane-Polarized Light with Materials When plane-polarized light is passed through certain materials (gases, liquids or crystalline solids), the
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2009 for the course CHEM 322AL taught by Professor Jung during the Summer '07 term at USC.

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