How human eyes see colour

Jamie Wong has provided a detailed treatsie on how human eye perceives colour starting from electromagnetic radiation to colour spaces and Gamma correction and so on.

Through an exploration of electromagnetic radiation, optical biology, colorimetry, and display hardware, I hope to start filling in some of these gaps. If you want to skip ahead, here’s the lay of the land we’ll be covering:

I don’t really understand all the maths involved here but it is exhautively detailed. Is that a right turn of phrase? Not sure.