Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 24 - The Wave Nature of Light - Misconceptual Questions: 12

Answer

Choice B.

Work Step by Step

In case 1, the first two polarizers have perpendicular transmission axes, and in case 3, the last two polarizers have perpendicular transmission axes. No light gets through in cases 1 or in case 3. Case 2 is similar to Example 24-14 (Figure 24-45). No two adjacent polarizers have their axes perpendicular to each other, so some light can get through.
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