1. Use jones matrices to calculate the output of a random light source through a 1/4 wave plate, polarizer, and half wave plate with arbitrary angles.

2. Explain how you can protect your laser from back reflections off of a laser-produced plasma assuming you can do the experiment with circularly polarized light.

3. Explain what happens as you watch a 3D movie by wearing the glasses wrong.

These are all pretty rich and interconnected. Certainly the day we do that stuff will likely just be many examples just like this. Your thoughts?

]]>But I would be afraid that _my_ students would just get to know the three problems really well, and only know those (and most calculus problems I can think of aren’t rich enough to justify only three per standard).

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