Colour Your World with Coordinates

Author:
Lew W.S.
Colour this world by dragging point A around! Try answering the questions below the applet. Read about the background of some colour systems in the section below the questions.

What do you think caused the boxes you dragged to change colours?

Which colour system do you think was used in this applet? (Read the section below if you need some hints)

Where can you find the code in the applet that causes the boxes to form the different colours ?

Click on the "Check" button near bottom of page to find answers to the questions

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Background on Some Colour Systems

The Munsell colour system (Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munsell_color_system) Quote from Wikipedia : "Albert Munsell, an artist and professor of art at the Massachusetts Normal Art School (now Massachusetts College of Art and Design, or MassArt), wanted to create a “rational way to describe color” that would use decimal notation instead of color names (which he felt were “foolish” and “misleading”),[8] which he could use to teach his students about color......" Read on Wikipedia at this link The RGB Colour Model (Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_model) Read the interesting aspects of how modern technology in colouring systems for film, photographs, TVs and computer monitors come about (click on the links) : eg. (i) from the science of human vision, (ii) the history of how scientists developed the colour theories