Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB (2nd ed.)

by Stephen Westland, Caterina Ripamonti,

Series: The Wiley-IS&T Series in Imaging Science and Technology

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  • 047071090X
  • 9780470665695
  • 9780470710906
  • 9781118337042
Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB 2nd Edition offers a practical, problem-based approach to colour physics. The book focuses on the key issues encountered in modern colour engineering, including efficient representation of colour information, Fourier analysis of reflectance spectra and advanced colorimetric computation. Emphasis is placed on the practical applications rather than the techniques themselves, with material structured around key topics. These topics include colour calibration of visual displays, computer recipe prediction and models for colour-appearance prediction.

Each topic is carefully introduced at three levels to aid student understanding. First, theoretical ideas and background information are discussed, then explanations of mathematical solutions follow and finally practical solutions are presented using MATLAB. The content includes:

  • A compendium of equations and numerical data required by the modern colour and imaging scientist.
  • Numerous examples of solutions and algorithms for a wide-range of computational problems in colour science.
  • Example scripts using the MATLAB programming language.

This 2nd edition contains substantial new and revised material, including three innovative chapters on colour imaging, psychophysical methods, and physiological colour spaces; the MATLAB toolbox has been extended with a professional, optimized, toolbox to go alongside the current teaching toolbox; and a java toolbox has been added which will interest users who are writing web applications and/or applets or mobile phone applications.

Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource for students taking courses in colour science, colour chemistry and colour physics as well as technicians and researchers working in the area. In addition, it acts a useful reference for professionals and researchers working in colour dependent industries such as textiles, paints, print & electronic imaging.

Review from First Edition:
“…highly recommended as a concise introduction to the practicalities of colour science…” (Color Technology, 2004)

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 047071090X
  • 9780470665695
  • 9780470710906
  • 9781118337042

About The Author

Stephen Westland was awarded his BSc and PhD from the University of Leeds. In 1986 he joined Courtaulds Research as a Colour Physicist before returning to academia in 1990 to work at the University of Keele. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in the Department of Communication and Neuroscience where he taught and researched colour measurement, human colour vision, computational imaging and image processing. In 1990 he was appointed as a Reader in Colour Imaging at the Colour Imaging Institute of the University of Derby. He was appointed as Professor of Colour Science and Technology in the School of Design at the University of Leeds in 2003 where he currently teaches and researches.

He has published more than 100 refereed papers in the areas of colour imaging, colour management, colour physics and colour design. He has been active in professional bodies that are concerned with colour. He is an active participant in conferences organised by the Society of Imaging Society and Technology (IS&T) and served on several organizational and technical committees. In 2008 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists and the Davies Medal from the Royal Photographic Society for his research on digital colour imaging.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 047071090X
  • 9780470665695
  • 9780470710906
  • 9781118337042