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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1942
  • pp: 42–49

The Quantum Relations of Vision

SELIG HECHT  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 42-49 (1942)

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SELIG HECHT, "The Quantum Relations of Vision," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 32, 42-49 (1942)

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