College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 22 - Multiple-Choice Questions - Page 862: 6


The correct answer is: (b) partially polarized east-west

Work Step by Step

The light in the sky tends to be polarized tangentially to circles which are centered around the position of the sun in the sky. If the sun is directly overhead, the light at the horizon will be partially polarized horizontally. If we are looking directly north, the light will be partially polarized horizontally along the east-west axis. The correct answer is: (b) partially polarized east-west
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