The visible spectrum (or sometimes called the optical spectrum) is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye. Electromagnetic radiation in this range of wavelengths is called visible light or simply light.
But there are no clear boundaries between one color and the next.
Color display spectrum[change | edit source]
Color displays (e.g., computer monitors or televisions) mix red, green, and blue color to approximate the color spectrum. In the illustration, the narrow red, green and blue bars show the relative mixture of these three colors used to produce the color directly above.
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- 053446226XCecie Starr (2005). Biology: Concepts and Applications. Thomson Brooks/Cole. http://books.google.com/books?id=RtSpGV_Pl_0C&pg=PA94&dq=380+750+visible+wavelengths&as_brr=3&ei=g7x0R5erIISOsgOtsLGeBw&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=wJ7g0EcU-QUF29vfvl36YNg-FtU.
- Thomas J. Bruno, Paris D. N. Svoronos. CRC Handbook of Fundamental Spectroscopic Correlation Charts. CRC Press, 2005.