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Optic: Brewster's angle

Explain Brewster's angle physically with the characteristic properties of dipole radiation.

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As you know, light is emitted by oscillating dipoles. The direction of this oscillation defines the polarization of the emitted wave. Also, a dipole cannot emit radiation in the direction of its axis, because polarization and propagation have to be perpendicular to one another.

Because there are many many many unordered dipoles in a ...

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Solution explains Brewster's angle physically with the characteristic properties of dipole radiation.

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