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A history of light and colour measurement : science in the shadows

Author: Sean Johnston; Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Publisher: Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Judging the brightness and color of light has long been contentious. Alternately described as impossible and routine, it was beset by problems both technical and social. How trustworthy could such  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Johnston; Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0750307544 9780750307543
OCLC Number: 471704038
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: Making Light Count.Chapter 2 Light as a law-Abiding Quantity.Chapter 3 Seeing Things.Chapter 4 Careers in the Shadows.Chapter 5 Labs and Legislation.Chapter 6 Technology in Transition.Chapter 7 Disputing Light and Colour.Chapter 8 Marketing Photometry.Chapter 9 Militarising Radiometry.Chapter 10 An Undisciplined Science.
Responsibility: Sean F. Johnston.

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"This is a fine book which I recommend for reading and reference. The colour pictures and optical illusions make it the sort of physics book to leave on the coffee table and dip into. The look and Read more...

 
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