Color Science: Concepts and Methods, Quantitative Data and Formaulae / Edition 2

Color Science: Concepts and Methods, Quantitative Data and Formaulae / Edition 2

by Gunther Wyszecki, W. S. Stiles
     
 

Since its original publication fifteen years ago, this valuable compendium has established itself as the most comprehensive source of information on the physical data required for both basic and applied research in color science. Now revised and expanded to reflect the state of the art, Color Science, Second Edition brings together the essential quantitative tools of… See more details below

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Since its original publication fifteen years ago, this valuable compendium has established itself as the most comprehensive source of information on the physical data required for both basic and applied research in color science. Now revised and expanded to reflect the state of the art, Color Science, Second Edition brings together the essential quantitative tools of the science of color—from concepts and methods to data and formulae. Here in one source is: details of color filters, light sources, monochromators, and photon detectors…indepth accounts of the working concepts in color matching, color discrimination, and chromatic adaptation…logical presentations of the mathematical algorithms used in the development of these concepts…as well as tabular presentations of the data and formulae that have gained acceptance as the standards for color calculations. This new edition has been updated to recognize the tremendous advances that have occurred in the field in recent years. You’ll find up-to-date coverage of color matching, increment-threshold work, chromatic adaptation, and the theoretical modelling of color discrimination and other color-vision phenomena. In addition, the extensive treatment of trichromatic principles and their application has now been expanded to include Maxwell’s method of trichromatic matching. A valuable working reference for the researcher in color vision, colorimetry, and photometry—whether physicist, physiologist, or psychologist-and for those concerned with color problems in industry, Color Science, Second Edition will also prove helpful to graduate students in psychology, engineering physics, and illuminating engineering.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471021063
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/16/1982
Series:
Pure and Applied Optics Series
Pages:
976
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.99(d)

Meet the Author

About the authors Gunter Wyszecki is currently Assistant Director of the Division of Physics, National Research Council of Canada, and Head of its Optics Section. Prior to this, he held positions with the National Bureau of Standards (as a Fulbright Scholar, 1953–54) and the Berlin Federal Bureau of Testing Materials (1954–55). In 1979, Dr. Wyszecki received the Gold Medal of the Association Internationale de la Couleur, the Inter-Society Color Council’s Godlove Award, and the Federation of Societies of Coating Technologies’ Bruning Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Optical Society of America, the illuminating Engineering Society, and Vice-President of the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage. Dr. Wyszecki is the co-author (with D.B. Judd) of Color in Business, Science, and Industry, 3rd Edition (Wiley). He received his Dr.-Ing. from the Technical University of Berlin. W.S. Stiles was Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, National Physical Laboratories, Teddington, England, until his retirement in 1961. The joint discoverer of the Stiles-Crawford Effect, Dr. Stiles recently published his selected papers in a volume entitled Mechanisms of Colour Vision. Among his many honors and awards, he received the 1944 Carpenter Medal of London University and the 1964 Tillyer Medal of the Optical Society of America. Dr. Stiles is a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society of Great Britain, past chairman of the Colour Group of Great Britain, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the Optical Society of America, and an Officer of the British Empire. He received his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from University College, London.

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Table of Contents

Physical Data.

The Eye.

Colorimetry.

Photometry.

Visual Equivalence and Visual Matching.

Uniform Color Scales.

Visual Thresholds.

Theories and Models of Color Vision.

Appendix.

References.

Indexes.

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