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polarizing angle

noun, Optics.
1.
See under Brewster's law.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30

Brewster's law

noun, Optics.
1.
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
named after Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), Scottish physicist
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