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edited by Peter Garik
edited by Kenneth Brecher
This is a Java applet that allows users to mix three light sources to get additive color mixing.  RGB values are displayed at the bottom of the screen.

This item is part of a larger collection of Java applets on the topic of light and color perception.
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© 2001 Boston University
Color, additive color, color spectrum, light, optics, perception, vision
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Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Visible Light and Color

Interactive Java Applet                                                            Grades 9-12
Understanding the RGB color model helps students understand how the mixing is done to produce the colors we see on electronic displays.  In this Java applet, students play around with simulated light sources to mix the three additive colors of light (red, green, and blue).  **NOTE:  Scaffolding is recommended, as there is no text explanation with the applet.  We suggest this tutorial for extra support:
Link to Primary Additive Colors Tutorial Florida State University html

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, edited by P. Garik and K. Brecher (2001), WWW Document, (http://lite.bu.edu/lite1/color/mix/mixmac.html).
Project LITE: Color Mixing Applet, edited by P. Garik and K. Brecher (2001), <http://lite.bu.edu/lite1/color/mix/mixmac.html>.
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Garik, P., & Brecher, K. (Eds.). (2007, December 28). Project LITE: Color Mixing Applet. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from http://lite.bu.edu/lite1/color/mix/mixmac.html
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Garik, Peter, and Kenneth Brecher, eds. Project LITE: Color Mixing Applet. December 28, 2007. http://lite.bu.edu/lite1/color/mix/mixmac.html (accessed 17 July 2024).
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Garik, Peter, and Kenneth Brecher, eds. Project LITE: Color Mixing Applet. 2001. 28 Dec. 2007. 17 July 2024 <http://lite.bu.edu/lite1/color/mix/mixmac.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Project LITE: Color Mixing Applet}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {17 July 2024}, Month = {December 28, 2007}, Year = {2001} }
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