Polarization by Reflection & Brewster's Law


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Why is reflected light always partially or fully polarized?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of polarization by reflection (either an example of polarized reflected light, or a practical use of it)?

2. Which of the following describes Brewster's Law in words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on polarization as it relates to Brewster's Law. Quiz questions ask you to recall definitions, identify examples, and apply learned formulas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of:

  • Degrees of polarization
  • Polarization by reflection
  • Maximum polarization
  • Brewster's Law and how to apply it to problem solving

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge of Brewster's Law to solve practice problems and answer related questions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding polarization and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall-access the knowledge you've gained regarding partial and full polarization

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called Polarization by Reflection & Brewster's Law to access additional material related to this quiz and worksheet. This lesson will define and provide context of the terms:

  • Refracted
  • Reflected
  • Refractive index
  • Polarization