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Selected Literature References

Understanding and measuring the speed of light has challenged the minds of the great physicists from around the world over the ages. Even in today's technologically rich society, new discoveries still produce scientific debate and advances. Included in this section are references to books and review articles that discuss theoretical and applied aspects relating to the measurement of the speed of light, and how this constant effects our understanding of the physics of light and color.

The propagation of light., Hecht, E., in Optics, 4th edition, Addison-Wesley, San Francisco, California, pages 86-148 (2002).

Light and color., Murphy, D., in Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 15-27 (2001).

The mystery of light., Rossing, T. and Chiaverina, C., in Light Science: Physics and the Visual Arts, Springer-Verlag, New York, pages 23-48 (1999).

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles., Kuehni, R., John Wiley and Sons, New York, 186 pages (1997).

Empire of Light: A History of Discovery in Science and Art., Perkowitz, S., Henry Holt and Company, New York, 227 pages (1996).

Velocity of light., Michelson, A., in Studies in Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 120-138; 139-155 (1995).

Light and Color in the Outdoors, 5th edition,. Minnaert, M., Seymour, L. (translator and reviser), Springer-Verlag, New York, 417 pages (1993).

Why Nothing Can Travel Faster than Light... and Other Explorations in Nature's Curiosity Shop., Zimmerman, B. and Zimmerman, D., Contemporary Books, Chicago, Illinois, 309 pages (1993).

Light (The Eyewitness Science Series, 2)., Burnie, D., DK Publishing, New York, 64 pages (1992).

Optics, the Science of Vision., Ronchi, V., Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 360 pages (1991).

The velocity of light., Ditchburn, R., in Light, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 299-312 (1991).

Fundamental properties of light and light in modern physics., Falk, D., in Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 3-28; 394-413 (1986).

Colour: Why the World Isn't Grey., Rossotti, H., Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 239 pages (1985).

Theories of Vision From Al-Kindi to Kepler., Lindberg, D., University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 324 pages (1976).

The speed of light., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 403-422 (1976).

Light and Vision., Mueller, C. and Rudolph, M., Time-Life, New York, 200 pages (1966).


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