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The Spectrum Applet


The Spectrum Applet

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This applet demonstrates how a spectrum is related to the perceived color.
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: May 27, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 31, 2009
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Submitter: John Walkup


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Louis Keiner
12 years ago

Louis Keiner (Faculty)

This applet has proved very useful in my Remote Sensing of the Environment
course, where student understanding of the reflectance spectra of different
objects is basic to the course.
Used in course

Avatar for John Walkup
16 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

A neat approach to a common applet. Works well, and I think students will
appreciate its
simplcity. However, many graphics tools contain
a similar utility. Also, users should be aware that color is a biological
phenomenon, and relating it too closely to frequency can lead to misconceptions.