Problem: Light that is initially unpolarized and with initial intensity I0 passes through two polarizing filters. The angle between the polarizing axis of the first and second filter is 45°. What is the intensity of the light after it has passes through the second filter?(a) zero(b) 0.71 I0(c) 0.50 I0(d) 0.25 I0(e) I0(f) none of the above answers

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Light that is initially unpolarized and with initial intensity I0 passes through two polarizing filters. The angle between the polarizing axis of the first and second filter is 45°. What is the intensity of the light after it has passes through the second filter?

(a) zero

(b) 0.71 I0

(c) 0.50 I0

(d) 0.25 I0

(e) I0

(f) none of the above answers

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