Chapter 2. How Colors Depend on Spectra (Colorimetry)

  1. Hans G. Völz

Published Online: 10 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1002/3527600485.ch2

Industrial Color Testing, 2nd Edition

Industrial Color Testing, 2nd Edition

How to Cite

Völz, H. G. (2001) How Colors Depend on Spectra (Colorimetry), in Industrial Color Testing, 2nd Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600485.ch2

Author Information

  1. Deswatines Strasse 78, D-47800 Krefeld (formerly Bayer AG, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2003
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527304363

Online ISBN: 9783527600489

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Keywords:

  • colorimetry;
  • CIE standard colorimetric system;
  • sensation-based systems;
  • CIELAB system;
  • CIE94;
  • CMC;
  • color order systems;
  • mathematical statistics;
  • standard deviations;
  • color measurement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • Concerns and Significance of Colorimetry

    • Reflection and Transmission

  • CIE Standard Colorimetric System

    • Spectral Distribution and Color Stimulus

    • Trichromatic Principle

    • CIE System

  • Sensation-Based Systems

    • Lightness, Hue, Saturation

    • Physiologically Equidistant Systems

    • CIELAB System

    • New Systems: CIE94 and CMC

    • Color Order Systems

  • Mathematical Statistics of Color Coordinates

    • Normal Distribution in Three Dimensions

    • Standard Deviation Ellipsoid

    • Standard Deviations

    • Color Measurement Errors and Significance

    • Acceptability

  • List of Symbols Used in Formulas

  • Summary

  • Historical and Bibliographical Notes