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    Can someone explain to me what has actually happened when waves become polarised?


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    A wave travels in lots of 'planes' so theres basically a wave horizontally, vertically, and everything inbetween. To polarise a wave is to get rid of all of the planes except one - so to vertically polarise a wave, you would take a polariser with a vertical slit, and only the vertical plane would be able to pass through, so on the other side of the polariser there is only the one vertical plane


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    Oh okay. That makes so much sense, thanks! 😊


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    Have a look at these:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWy0QsBZgbk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL6_VIexbAU
 
 
 
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