Polarization (disambiguation)

Polarization or polarisation of transverse waves describes the orientation of oscillations in the plane perpendicular to the wave's direction of travel.

Polarization or polarisation can also refer to:

In the physical sciences:
*Polarization density, the vector field that results from permanent or induced electric dipole moments in a material
*Spin polarization, the degree by which the spin of elementary particles is aligned to a given direction

In mathematics:
*Polarization of an Abelian variety, in the mathematics of complex manifolds
*Polarization of an algebraic form, a technique for expressing a homogeneous polynomial in a simpler fashion by adjoining more variables

In the social sciences:
*Polarization (politics), the process by which the public opinion divides and goes to the extremes
*Polarization (psychology), the process whereby a social or political group is divided into opposing sub-groups
* Racial polarization, the process whereby a population with varyingly diverse ancestry is divided into distinct, homogenous racial groups

ee also

*Polarity (disambiguation)
*Polarizer, a device which polarizes light
*Depolarization and hyperpolarization of neuronal membrane potentials (in neuroscience).
*, for articles about polarization of light and other electromagnetic waves
*Polarization in astronomy

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Polar (disambiguation) — Polar may refer to:As a noun: *Cervecería Polar, C.A., Venezuelan brewery and beer *Polar (artist), Norwegian electronic music artist *Polar (satellite), satellite launched by NASA in 1996. *Polar (album), second album by The High Water Marks… …   Wikipedia

  • Polarity (disambiguation) — Polarity may refer to: *Chemical polarity, a concept in chemistry which describes how equally bonding electrons are shared between atoms *Polarity (physics), a physical alignment of atoms *Grammatical polarity, the distinction of affirmative and… …   Wikipedia

  • PBS (disambiguation) — PBS may refer to: in broadcasting: Public Broadcasting Service, an American non profit television service 3PBS (106.7FM), an Australian community (Melbourne) radio station Pacific Broadcasting Systems, a Filipino radio network Palestine… …   Wikipedia

  • Nonlinearity (disambiguation) — Nonlinear generally refers to a situation that has a disproportionate cause and effect. In science and mathematics, nonlinearity can refer to: Nonlinear optics, in physics, examines the properties of light in media in which the polarization… …   Wikipedia

  • Depolarization (disambiguation) — Depolarization or depolarizer may refer to: Depolarization, a decrease in the absolute value of a cell s membrane potential Depolarizer, a substance used to depolarize an electrochemical cell Depolarization ratio, the intensity ratio between the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rotation (disambiguation) — The term rotation can be used in several ways and includes various topics. Generally, it is used to denote (in 3D) the rotation of movement of a rigid body in such a way that any given point of that body remains at a constant distance from some… …   Wikipedia

  • Tristan (disambiguation) — Tristan is a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend.Tristan can also refer to:;Literature and other media * Tristan , a 12th century French poem by Thomas of Britain * Tristan , another 12th century French poem by Béroul * Tristan , a 13th …   Wikipedia

  • Bow tie (disambiguation) — A bow tie is a fashion accessory, popularly worn with other formal attireBow tie, Bowtie, or Bow tie may also refer to: *Bowtie, risk management methodology and diagrams *Bowtie, the Chevrolet logo since 1913. *Bowtie, a song by OutKast from… …   Wikipedia

  • Dielectric — A dielectric is an electrical insulator that can be polarized by an applied electric field. When a dielectric is placed in an electric field, electric charges do not flow through the material, as in a conductor, but only slightly shift from their …   Wikipedia

  • Chemorepulsion — is the directional movement of a cell away from a substance. Of the two directional varieties of chemotaxis, chemoattraction has been studied to a much greater extent. Only recently have the key components of the chemorepulsive pathway been… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.