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angle of polarization

noun, Optics.
See under Brewster's law.

Brewster's law

noun, Optics.
the law that light will receive maximum polarization from a reflecting surface when it is incident to the surface at an angle (angle of polarization or polarizing angle) having a tangent equal to the index of refraction of the surface.
Origin of Brewster's law
named after Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), Scottish physicist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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