# The Faraday rotation effect

The rotation of the plane of polarization of light propagating along a magnetic field in a dispersive medium is studied as a function of magnetic field and compared to a simple theory.

## Experiment Information

- Write-up
- Excel spreadsheet for the coil field integration
- PDF of Excel spreadsheet results
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