About terms

A family of closely related terms underpins all the content at lightcolourvision.org and we aim for accuracy and consistency of usage as we demonstrate the connections between light, colour and vision.

We want our resources to be accessible to a general readership of students, teachers and researchers of all ages who want to build on their existing knowledge one step at a time.

Each term has its own page in the REFERENCES section and starts with a brief definition. Bullet points follow that aim to provide context.

Links embedded in the text of RESOURCES pages link to the definitions. Shorter summaries also appear on pages within the RESOURCES section entitled SOME KEY TERMS. The purpose of the summaries is to provide a quick reference stripped down to basics.