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Color Vision and Colorimetry: Theory and Applications, Second Edition
Author(s): Daniel Malacara
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Book Description

This second edition has been rewritten, updated, and enlarged, describing the basic principles of color vision and colorimetry. The history of color is described, along with the main methods used to measure color and their associated color systems, and the human eye and its color detectors are explained with some detail. The book has been written with students in an introductory color course in mind, but those who have experience in the field will also benefit from the compendium of data within.

Book Details

Date Published: 4 August 2011
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780819483973
Volume: PM204

Table of Contents
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The Nature of Color
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Newton’s Color Experiment
1.3 Theories and Experiments on Color Vision
1.4 Some Radiometric and Photometric Units
    1.4.1 Radiometric units
    1.4.2 Photometric units
1.5 Color Sensitivity of the Eye
1.6 How Materials are Colored or Modify Color
1.7 Absorption and Interference Filters
1.8 References
Light Sources and Illuminants
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Blackbody Radiation and Color Temperature
2.3 Tungsten Lamps
2.4 Gas Discharge and Fluorescent Lamps
2.5 Light-Emitting Diodes
    2.5.1 Advantages
    2.5.2 Disadvantages
2.6 Standard Light Sources and Illuminants
2.7 Color Rendering Index of Light Sources
2.8 References
The Human Eye
3.1 Anatomy of the Eye
3.2 Eye Resolving Power and Eye Aberrations
3.3 Stiles-Crawford Effect
3.4 Eye Response to Pulsating Light
3.5 Visual Detectors in the Retina
3.6 Observation of the Human Eye Retina
3.7 Cone Fundamentals
3.8 References
Trichromatic Theory
4.1 Grassmann Laws
4.2 Maxwell Triangle
4.3 Color-Matching Experiments
4.4 Color-Matching Functions r(λ), g(λ), b(λ)
4.5 Tristimulus Values R, G, B
4.6 Chromaticity Coordinates r, g, b
4.7 References
CIE Color Specification System
5.1 The CIE Color System
5.2 Color-Matching Functions x(λ), y(λ), z(λ)
5.3 Tristimulus Values X, Y, Z
5.4 Chromaticity Coordinates x, y, z
5.5 Dominant Wavelength and Correlated Color Temperature
5.6 The Color of a Transparent or Opaque Body
5.7 Color Discrimination Mechanisms
5.8 Use of Cone Sensitivities as Color-Matching Functions
5.9 References
Uniform Color Systems
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Hue and Chroma in the CIE Diagram
6.3 The Munsell System
6.4 Pantone Colors
6.5 The 1960 CIE L, u, v Color Space
6.6 The 1976 CIE L* u* v* Color Space
6.7 The Hunter L, a, b Color Space
6.8 The 1976 CIE L* a* b* Color Space
6.9 Color Difference Equation in the CIE L* a* b* Color Space
6.10 MacLeod and Boynton Chromaticity Diagram
6.11 Derrington, Krauskopf, and Lennie (DKL) Color Space
6.12 References
Color Mixtures and Colorants
7.1 Color Addition
7.2 RGB Color System for Cathode Ray Tubes
7.3 Color Subtraction
7.4 Complex Color Combinations
7.5 Metamerism
7.6 Colorants
7.7 Color Matching
7.8 References
Color Measurements and Color Vision Defects
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Visual Chromatic Defects
8.3 Whiteness and White Standards
8.4 Optical Configurations to Measure Reflectance
8.5 Precision and Accuracy of Measuring Instruments
8.6 Spectrocolorimeters
8.7 Tristimulus Photocolorimeters
8.8 Visual Colorimeters
8.9 References

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