Light and Color
Equally valuable as a semester course for non-majors or an introduction for general readers, this text uses only a minimum of science and mathematical background to explain the physical principles of light. It emphasizes color: the properties of light and materials that give rise to it, how it is described and analyzed, how it is produced in nature, and how the eye sees it. Also discusses topics such as geometrical and wave optics and color phenomena, such as rainbows, that appear in nature. Learning aids include problems and exercises at the end of each chapter.
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THE PHYSICAL NATURE OF LIGHT
THE ORIGIN OF COLOR
COLORIMETRY DESCRIBING AND MEASURING COLOR
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700 Wavelength aberration amount angle atom basic beam blue light bright lines calculate camera Chapter chromatic aberration chromaticity color constancy Color Plate color vision colorant layer colorimetry cones convex lens cyan diagram direction distance droplet effect electrons emitted energy equation example eyepiece film filter focal length focal point focus glass green hues illumination incident light index of refraction intensity interference laser lenses light reflected light source look luminous magenta match medium mirror Munsell Newton objective lens observer occur opponent cells optical painting particles photon pigment polarized primary prism produce radiant flux radiant intensity radiation rainbow rays receptors red-green reflectance curve reflected light result retina retinex system shown in Figure slit Snell's law spectra spectrum of light speed of light sunlight surface telescope theory thickness transmitted transparent transverse waves tristimulus values units visible spectrum visual wave Wavelength in nm white light yellow
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