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This figure, drawn in perspective, shows a system of

three polarizing sheets in the path of initially unpolarized light. The polarizing direction of the first sheet is parallel to the y axis, that of the second sheet is at an angle of 60° counterclockwise from the y axis, and that of the third sheet is parallel to the x axis. We want the fraction of the initial intensity I0 of the light that emerges from the three-sheet system. We also want the polarization direction of that emerging light.


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The intensity I 3 of the emerging light is: I 3 =... View the full answer

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