Polarization & wave theory

  1. How does polarization suppot the wave theoy of light?

    A wave is polarized if it can only oscillate in one direction. The polarization of a transverse wave describes the direction of oscillation, in the plane perpendicular to the direction of travel.

    Thats' what i got
    Is that right?
  2. jcsd
  3. Ask yourself, if light was corpuscules (particles), would polarisation be feasible?
  4. rock.freak667

    rock.freak667 6,231
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    That sounds correct-ish but you should add in what polarization means for light.
  5. Why does the question warrant a full description of the polarisation of light?
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