8.03SC | Fall 2016 | Undergraduate
Physics III: Vibrations and Waves
Part III: Optics

Lecture 19: Waves in Medium

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Lecture Topics

  • Waves in medium
  • Refraction index
  • Brewster’s angle

Lecture Video: Waves in Medium

Prof. Lee discusses the propagation of light in the dielectric medium. He also shows an interesting phenomenon, the Brewster’s angle, and demonstrates the effect in the class.

Lecture Notes

Typed Notes for Lecture 19 (PDF)

Handwritten Notes for Lecture 19 (PDF - 1.9MB)

Textbook Reading

Chapter 12: Polarization (PDF - 1.4MB) (section 12.4 to end) 

Problem Set

Problem Set 9 (PDF)

In-class Demonstrations

SEE IT IN THE LECTURE
Brewster’s Angle and Brewster’s Angle

Video: Polarization of Light by uclaphysicsvideo on YouTube

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