Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Brewster’s Law

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1573

n The tangent of the polarizing angle for a substance is equal to the index of refraction. The polarizing angle is that angle of incidence of which the reflected polarized ray is at right angles to the refracted ray. If n is the index of refraction and θ the polarizing angle, n = tan θ. (Moller KD (2003) Optics. Springer, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA