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Description:

The Half Wave Plate program displays the effect of a half wave plate on an incident electromagnetic wave. The default electromagnetic wave is plane polarized but this polarization can be changed by specifying the components of the wave’s Jones vector using the input fields. The slider can be used to rotate the half wave plate to change its orientation. Half Wave Plate is an Open Source Physics program written for the teaching of optics. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the optics_halfwave.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Other optics programs are also available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Optics.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Polarization,Graduate/Professional,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905120027359T,OSP,polarization,Informal Education,electromagnetic wave,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Electricity & Magnetism,Physics,light,Optics,Birefringence,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,optics,half wave plate,Open Source Physics

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    English

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