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A History of Light and Colour Measurement

Science in the Shadows, 1st Edition

By Sean F. Johnston

CRC Press

280 pages

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2003 Paul Bunge Prize of the Hans R. Jenemann Foundation for the History of Scientific Instruments

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 measurements be? Was the best standard of inten

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Making Light Count. Chapter 2 Light as a Law-Abiding Quantity. Chapter 3 Seeing Things. Chaper 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

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics