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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Stress Plastic

PIRA 6H35.50

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Description:

A piece of clear plastic is placed between two polaroid sheets on the overhead. When the legs are squeezed, putting stress on the plastic, the areas under the most stress will rotate the polarized light through the greatest angle. A wide range of colors can be seen.

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Stress Plastic
Polaroid Sheets

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