Conversion between the two primary color systems,
Red-Green-Blue and Cyan-Magenta-Yellow
illustrates the mathematical concept of equivalent
basis sets
and their interconversion
Examples of changing 3-dimensional basis sets:
Color space
:
RGB
CMY
Geometrical Space
:
Cartesian Coordinates (x,y,z,) into Spherical (Polar) Coordinates (r,
q, f
)
Chemical “Space”:
Atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals