LIfecycle Global HyperText.

A project in the CERN ECP/TP group whereby documents resulting from the software life-cycle are available as hypertext.

(01 Feb 1995)

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<microscopy> Light is radiant energy of such wavelength that, falling on the retina, it stimulates the rods and cones of the eye and produces the sensation of vision. The foregoing is a physiological (subjective) definition which tells what light does, under certain conditions, rather than what it is. According to the (objective) Maxwell theory, all radiant energy is electromagnetic in character, the generation of the radiation depending upon the portion of the spectrum under consideration. For that part of the spectrum lying within the visual range, approximately 400 to 700 nanometres (nm) the release of light energy from externally stimulated sources may be thought of as due to atomic or molecular vibration or to the passing of electrons from high to lower energy levels accompanied by the spasmodic release of energy as the electronic orbits decrease in diameter.

See: quantum theory.

(05 Aug 1998)

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