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polarizing angle

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noun Optics.
  1. See under Brewster's law.
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Origin of polarizing angle

First recorded in 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.
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Origin of Brewster's law

named after Sir David Brewster (1781–1868), Scottish physicist
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