This item is a tutorial for students of introductory physics or optics on the polarized light microscope, including its history and applications of its use. It also includes links to a variety of interactive Java simulations on topics including Brewster’s Angle, double refraction, polarized wave lightforms, and nicol prisms. This item is part of a larger collection of materials for students of introductory optics and microscopy. (See Related Item below to link to a full index of materials on this topic by the same authors.)