History of Photography

  • Avner Friedman
  • David S. Ross
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 3)


This is a book of mathematical models related to photographic science and engineering. More specifically, it is book of mathematical models of several of the chemical aspects of traditional photography. We say traditional photography to contrast our subject matter from digital photography, in which images are captured by arrays of CCDs, charge coupled devices — computer chips. We note that we are concerned with the chemical aspects of traditional photography, because we will not cover the other important aspect of traditional photography, namely, optics.


Photographic Image Chemical Aspect Silver Iodide Digital Photography Computer Chip 
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    Helmut and Alison Gernsheim, The History of Photography, McGraw-Hill, New York (1969).Google Scholar
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    Robert Leggat, A History of Photography, (1999).Google Scholar
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    C. E.K. Mees, From Dry Plates to Ektachrome Film, Ziff-Davis, New York (1961).Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Avner Friedman
    • 1
  • David S. Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsRochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA

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