One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Although it has long been known that daylight from most areas of blue sky is partly plane polarized, in a pattern which bears a definite relationship to the Sun's position, only within the past decade has it become established that arthropod eyes are sensitive to changes in the polarization of light.’
- ‘Variable degrees of alteration are responsible for the chalky white colour of the rocks, giving the plagioclase a dusty appearance in plane-polarized light.’
- ‘If all electrons in a material vibrated in the same direction, all the light emitted would be plane-polarized.’
- ‘In 1845 he studied the effect of a magnetic field on plane-polarised light.’
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