I received an interesting message today:
I am at the moment studying math and chemistry (to become a teacher) and am about to start with my diploma/master thesis.
I thought writing about a mathematical aspect in photography , and since you are one of the best educated people I know in that area, I wanted to ask, if you know any books that might help me.
I thought that some of you might be interested in the references I use. These are books that have served me well over the years, but there may be newer books that are easier to obtain or better. I will also include some web sites that I think relevant, but these links, though current at the time of writing this post, may be broken in the future.
We’ll start with the area that I know best, color science.
The best place I know to stick your toe in the color science waters is Hunt’s Measuring Colour, which is now in its fourth edition. ISBN: 978-1119975373.
There are many good books on applying color to digital photography. Mark Fairchild’s Color Appearance Models is an excellent one. ISBN: 0-201-63464-3.
Also Giorgianni and Madden, Digital Color Management, ISBN: 0-201-63426-0
Robert Ulichney. Digital Halftoning. ISBN 0-262-21009-6.
I’m not very strong in this area, but Joseph Goodman’s Introduction to Fourier Optics, now in its third edition, is a well regarded text. ISBN: 0-9747077-2-4
Camera and sensor design and analysis
James Janesick, Photon Transfer, ISBN: 97808194667225
Rastislav Lukac (editor), Single-Sensor Imaging, ISBN 978-1-4200-5452-1
Junichi Nakamura (editor), Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras, ISBN: 0-8493-9545-0
Emil Martinec, Noise, Dynamic Range and Bit Depth in Digital SLRs.
Pratt, Digital Image Processing, ISBN: 9-471-01888-0
Jain, Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing, ISBN: 0-13-336765-9
Castleman, Digital Image Processing, ISBN: 0-13-211467-4
Plenty of math in all those books. Spending some time with some should keep you out of trouble.