This experiment deals with the nature of light, though we stick to a strictly classical description. Light is a wave in which an electric eld propagates in vacuum or inside a medium. A magnetic eld rides along. This experiment shows that the electric eld is oriented perpendicular to the direction of propagation of light. Such as wave is called a transverse wave". We will use a laser, a pair of polarizers and a light dependent resistors to probe this phenomenon.
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