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Polarization - Mechanical Model
# 6H10.30


Description: Dowels are used to construct two polaroids by attaching them parallel to each other. A string is driven using a drill to produce circular standing waves. Use one dowel-polarizer to make the wave polarized. Use the second dowel-polarizer to show that when the polarizers are crossed, the wave can not continue.

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: 1 hour

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Demo References
Sutton L-116 Two boxes, one a polarizer and the other an analyzer, are built with a center slot that can be oriented either horizontally or vertically. Use with waves on a rubber hose.

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