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Light and Polarization
In the Light and Polarization simulation, a photographer needs new lenses to take photos in places with lots of sunlight and light reflections. Will he be able to capture the magnificent scenery of Antarctica with his camera?

About This Simulation

Light is everywhere around us. It helps us see and keeps us warm. Light is a collection of photons that behave both like particles and waves. In the Light and Polarization simulation, a photographer needs new lenses to take photos in places with lots of sunlight and light reflections. Before using the new lenses, he has to learn about the dual behavior of photons; the reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves and how to polarize unpolarized waves. Will he be able to capture the magnificent scenery of Antarctica with his camera?

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Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the wave/particle duality of light
  • Learning the basic properties of electromagnetic waves
  • Defining the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Understanding the reflection of light
  • Understanding the refraction of light
  • Understanding linear polarization

 

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