Brewster's law

[ broo-sterz law ]
/ ˈbru stərz ˈlɔ /

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.

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Origin of Brewster's law

First recorded in 1825–30; named after Sir David Brewster (1781–1868), Scottish physicist

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