Abstract

In the theory described the three variables of the Young-Helmholtz theory are replaced by I, s, and σ, the area, position, and breadth of a probability distribution. As far as color mixing is concerned, the theory is equivalent to the Young-Helmholtz theory. It leads to the result that the spectrum locus on the chromaticity diagram should be a parabola and treats the shift from scotopic to photopic vision from a new standpoint.

© 1955 Optical Society of America

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