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

  title={XVIII.—Experiments on Colour, as perceived by the Eye, with Remarks on Colour-Blindness},
  author={James Clerk Maxwell},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh},
  • J. Maxwell
  • Mathematics
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
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.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… Expand
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