publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

XVIII.—Experiments on Colour, as perceived by the Eye, with Remarks on Colour-Blindness

James Clerk Maxwell;
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  • Published: 17 Jan 2013 Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, volume 21, pages 275-298 (issn: 0080-4568, eissn: 2053-5945, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>The object of the following communication is to describe a method by which every variety of visible colour may be exhibited to the eye in such a form as to admit of accurate comparison; to show how experiments so made may be registered numerically; and to deduce from these numerical results certain laws of vision.</jats:p><jats:p>The different tints are produced by means of a combination of discs of paper, painted with the pigments commonly used in the arts, and arranged round an axis, so that a sector of any required angular magnitude of each colour may be exposed. When this system of discs is set in rapid rotation, the sectors of the different colours ...
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free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, General Environmental Science, Optics, business.industry, business, Blindness, medicine.disease, medicine, Mathematics, Rapid rotation
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