ERIC Number: EJ849845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
The Critical Angle Can Override the Brewster Angle
Froehle, Peter H.
Physics Teacher, v47 n1 p34-35 Jan 2009
As a culminating activity in their study of optics, my students investigate polarized light and the Brewster angle. In this exercise they encounter a situation in which it is impossible to measure the Brewster angle for light reflecting from a particular surface. This paper describes the activity and explains the students' observations.
Descriptors: Student Projects, Optics, Science Education, Science Instruction, Physics, Classroom Observation Techniques, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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