Mon May 02, 2011 By: Khem Singh

what is polarisation?

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Mon May 02, 2011
Polarization (also polarisation) is a property of certain types of waves that describes the orientation of their oscillations in the plane perpendicular to a transverse wave's direction of travel which may include:
Polarization (antenna), the orientation of electromagnetic waves from e.g. a radio antenna
Dielectric polarization, charge separation in insulating materials:
Polarization density, volume dielectric polarization
Dipolar polarization, orientation of permanent dipoles
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