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Homework Help: Polarisation of light

  1. May 16, 2005 #1
    How does polarisation of light work exactly and what does dextrorotary and
    laevorotary mean please help :smile:
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  3. May 16, 2005 #2


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    I had never seen those words before, but I looked them up. They mean rotating right and left.

    It really helps to have some nice diagrams to explain polarization, especially rotating polarization. there are some nice diagrams, and a decent explanation here.

  4. May 16, 2005 #3
    Thank you, the website was helpful and the definitions of those words meant the explanation in the book made more sense
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