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Colour Vision

  • M. A. Ali
  • M. A. Klyne

Abstract

Light is an electro-magnetic wave characterised by two qualitative factors:brightness and colour. Although both are functions of energy and wavelength, brightness is a function of total energy, while colour is primarily dependent on wavelength discrimination. Traditionally two qualitative aspects of colour have been recognised: hue — the predominant wavelength of a spectral colour; and saturation — the amount of the predominant wavelength in the spectral distribution.

Keywords

Colour Vision Visual Pigment Spectral Sensitivity Curve Anomalous Subject Normal Colour Vision 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Ali
    • 1
  • M. A. Klyne
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de MontréalMontrealCanada

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