Color mixing via polarization

A. Alan Middleton, Samuel Sampere

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The investigation of light and vision are central to physics and important to building an understanding of technology. We describe an arrangement for a demonstration challenge that requires knowledge of polarization and color theory to predict the outcome. By rotating a single polarizer, the color of a ball varies from red through yellow to green.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics Teacher
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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