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Asked Mar 13, 2019
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For each of the three sheets of polarizing material shown in the drawing, the orientation of the transmission axis is labeled relative to the vertical. The incident beam of light is unpolarized and has an intensity of 1190 W/m². What is the intensity of the beam transmitted through the three sheets when θ1 = 19.0°, θ2 = 66.5° and θ3 = 100.0° ? 

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The intensity of the incident beam reduces to half as it passes through the first sheet.

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The intensity of the incident beam as it passes through the second sheet is,

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The intensity of the incident beam as it ...

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