COLOR PART 11: ESSAY BY DR JOY KUNJAPPU, D. SC.
Well before this, Isaac Newton had made the revolutionary exposition about the composite nature of white light. Through his famous prism dispersion experiment, Newton showed, for the first time, that white light is composed of a spectrum of seven colors – violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red (VIBGYOR). Previously, it was believed that the prism material is the origin of the color. Newton showed further that the spectral colors could regenerate the white light on passage through another prism. However, Newton’s work was
denounced by the German poet Goethe.
It is a great privilege for New World to publish one of the essays of renowned
scholar from US, Dr Joy Kunjappu. We wish to have more essays to grace our New World. Interesting and brilliant essay! New World