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Publication Date: 1972
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Why Did Newton See Indigo in the Spectrum?
Biernson, George
American Journal of Physics, 40, 4, 526-533, Apr 72
The arrangement of colors in Newton's color circle suggests that it was derived from paint mixtures, not light mixtures. If this is true it may be concluded that what Newton called indigo represents violet in modern terminology, and what he called violet represents purple. (Author/TS)
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