Vision

  • John B. Hutchings

Abstract

Eyes are useful because they help to stop us bumping into things. Most objects from the natural world which would damage us, reflect or emit radiation within the wavelength range to which our eyes are sensitive. This sensitivity applies to only a small fraction of the electromagnetic radiation that is around us. The full spectrum spans wavelengths from 10-1 nm for gamma radiation, through X-rays and ultraviolet to the visible range, approximately 300-700 nm, and increases through infrared, shortwave radio, radar and microwaves, television at 1010 nm, broadcast radio at 1011 nm, and long radio waves at wavelengths greater than 1016 nm.

Keywords

Colour Vision Colour Constancy Chromatic Adaptation White Plate Spectral Sensitivity Curve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Hutchings
    • 1
  1. 1.ColmworthBedfordUK

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