The Polarizer/Analyzer Set includes a Fixed Polarizer, an Adjustable Analyzer, and an Adjustable Analyzer for Rotary Motion Sensor. Add to these the Light Source and Light Sensor Holder from the Optics Expansion Kit, a Rotary Motion Sensor, and a light sensor for a complete system for studying polarization.
- The Fixed Polarizer linearly polarizes the light from the Light Source.
- The Adjustable Analyzer for Rotary Motion Sensor uses the Rotary Motion Sensor to record the angle of the analyzer. The Adjustable Analyzer can be placed after the Polarizer to study the curious behavior of stacks of three polarizers.
- A Light Sensor measures the transmitted light intensity, allowing a simple Malus’s Law activity.