Type:

Other

Description:

This item is an interactive Java simulation for students of introductory physics or optics relating to birefringence. It features a virtual calcite crystal superimposed over the word "Birefringence". Due to the refractive properties of this type of crystal, the letters appear as a ghosted double image. The user can rotate the crystal and the polarizer to alter the transmission axis. This item is part of a larger collection of materials on introductory optics developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

NSDL,refractive index,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Polarization,Mathematics,calcite crystal,birefringent materials,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905115813797T,polarization,Informal Education,Higher Education,birefringence,polarized light,calcite birefringence,Optics,birefringent calcite,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Simulations,Education,optics

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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