Brewster's law

noun

: a statement in optics: when unpolarized light of given wavelength is incident upon the surface of a transparent substance it experiences maximum plane polarization at the angle of incidence whose tangent is the refractive index of the substance for that wave length compare polarizing angle

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Etymology

after Sir David Brewster

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“Brewster's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brewster%27s%20law. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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