Chromatics: The Science of Color

Table of Contents

Section Page
Table of Contents... 2
Academic Subject and Level of Chromatics Section... 4
Chromatics Team Members... 5
Correspondence to the National Science Education Standards... 6
The Science of Color... 7
Surfing the Electromagnetic Spectrum... 13
Light Emitting Colors and Their Color Mixing... 18
Colors That Absorb Light... 20
Color Printing... 29
Fermat's Principle of Least Time... 31
Color in Gases... 40
Fireworks and Flame Photometry... 41
Smoggy Air... 44
Rainbows... 47
Blue Sky and Atmospherics... 55
Color in Liquids... 60
Why Plants are Green... 62
The Color of Water... 68
Acid-Base Indicators... 73
Rust and Colors... 76
Chemiluminescence... 80
Color in Solids... 83
Interference Colors... 85
Black Lights and Fluorescence... 90
Dynamic Colors... 93
Thermochromics... 95
Electrochromics... 98
References... 104
Materials List... 107
General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation Web Site... 108

 


 

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