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Homework Help: Unpolarzied light question need help fast

  1. Mar 17, 2009 #1
    polarzied light on polarizing material question need help fast

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Light that is polarized along the vertical direction is incident on a sheet of polarizing material. Only 89.0% of the intensity of the light passes through the sheet and strikes a second sheet of polarizing material. No light passes through the second sheet. Suppose the first polarizer was turned counterclockwise from the maximal light intensity position. What angle does the transmission axis of the second sheet make with the vertical?

    2. Relevant equations

    S = Socos^2 theta

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i got an answer of 19.27 but the website that i submit my answers too tells me i am wrong someone please help!
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
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  3. Mar 17, 2009 #2


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    Hi torrie110! :wink:

    Show us how you got 19.27, and then we can see where the mistake is and know how to help! :smile:
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