Number by Colors: A Guide to Using Color to Understand Technical Data

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Springer, Jan 1, 1997 - Science - 349 pages
Numbering with colors is tutorial in nature, with many practical examples given throughout the presentation. It is heavily illustrated with gray-scale images, but also included is an 8-page signature of 4-color illustrations to support the presentation. While the organization is somewhat similar to that found in "The Data Handbook," there is little overlap with the content material in that publication. The first section in the book discusses Color Physics, Physiology and Psychology, talking about the details of the eye, the visual pathway, and how the brain converts colors into perceptions of hues. This is followed by the second section, in which Color Technologies are explained, i.e. how we describe colors using the CIE diagram, and how colors can be reproduced using various technologies such as offset printing and video screens. The third section of the book, Using Colors, relates how scientists and engineers can use color to help gain insight into their data sets through true color, false color, and pseudocolor imaging.

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Contents

Color Physics Physiology Psychology
1
Eye Ear and Brain
19
The EyeSensing Light
27
Light Spectra to RGB
47
Hue Saturation Intensity
63
Color Technology
75
Color Temperature
76
SummaryDefining Colors
82
Digital Halftones
160
Single Pixel Dithering
166
Summary
172
Summary
216
Color on Computers
219
Integers and FixedPoint Numbers
226
ASCII Text Numbers
234
SummaryNumbers in Computers
251

Defining ColorsThe CIE Color Diagram
87
Describing and Mixing Colors on the CIE
102
More Adventures on the CIE
109
Summary
116
Further Adventures of Subtractive Color
127
The Color Models
135
Summary
144
Color in ComputersFundamentals
255
Colortables
262
Summary
272
Appendix
295
Glossary
321
Index
343
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