Color Measurement and Mixture (Illustrated)

Color Measurement and Mixture (Illustrated)

by W. de W. Abney
     
 
Some ten years ago there were three measurements of the spectrum which I set myself to carry out; the last two, at all events, involving new methods of experimenting. The three measurements were: (1st) The heating effect; (2nd) the luminosity; and (3rd) the chemical effect on various salts, of the different rays of the spectrum. The task is now completed, and it was

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Some ten years ago there were three measurements of the spectrum which I set myself to carry out; the last two, at all events, involving new methods of experimenting. The three measurements were: (1st) The heating effect; (2nd) the luminosity; and (3rd) the chemical effect on various salts, of the different rays of the spectrum. The task is now completed, and it was in carrying out the second part of it that General Festing, who joined me in the research, and myself were led into a wider study of color than at first intended, as the apparatus we devised enabled us to carry out experiments which, whilst difficult under ordinary circumstances, became easy to make. On two occasions, at the invitation of the Society of Arts, I have delivered a short course of lectures on the subject of Color, and naturally I chose to treat it from the point of view of our own methods of experimenting; and these lectures, expanded and modified, form the basis of the present volume. As a treatise it must necessarily be incomplete, as it scarcely touches on the history of the subject—a part which must always be of deep interest. The solely physiological aspect of color has also been scarcely dealt with; that part which the physicist can submit to measurement being that which alone was practicable under the circumstances. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition of this useful book. This edition is amply illustrated with various schematic diagrams, tables, and graphs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014348188
Publisher:
Petra Books
Publication date:
05/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
164
File size:
3 MB

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