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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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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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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: 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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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: Exploratorium
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This Exploratorium Snack website gives instructions and procedures for a simple polarization experiment using two polaroid filters and transparent tape to build a small model of a…
  
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Publisher: Physics 2000
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This Physics 2000 article, from the University of Colorado, offers an introductory explanation of polarization and the nature of polarized light. The website also provides a…
  
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Publisher: Olympus America, Inc.
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This site from Olympus Microscopy Resource Center presents drawings and also a Java tutorial on polarization and in addition provides explanations of polarized sunglass lenses and…
  
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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…
  
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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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