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Adding polarisation components

This application shows two vectors oscillating along the x and y axes. The resultant vector is shown also. The user can vary the amplitude of the x and y vectors, and also alter the phase shift between the them. The application can then be used to illustrate the ideas of polaristaion components of  light.  If you double click on the graph then all lines are drawn double thickness. This gives the application increased visibility on a data projector.  The program was written at the University of St Andrews by Dr Aly Gillies.

Polarisation components (vectors) (257KB)

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