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Electrostatics

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ISBN-10: 1402071612

ISBN-13: 9781402071614

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Niels Jonassen

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This new edition like the first edition provides a comprehensive and coherent account of static electric phenomena and concepts based on a mathematical-physical approach. It is intended for the nonspecialists interested in understanding the electrostatic concepts, and for the specialized engineer who may not be familiar with the basic fundamentals. This work has been updated to include new and expanded material on charge decay, charge neutralization by air ions, breakdown between conductors with different electrode geometry and a completely rewritten chapter on electrostatic measurements with special emphasis put on showing the difficulty in relating the voltage of a conductor with a measured field strength. Another important issue in this chapter is demonstrating that the concept of voltage can not be applied in connection with insulators. This ESD-handbook is written in an easy to read style similar to the approach taken in the author's "Mr. Static" column. Electrostatics, Second Edition is an essential reference work for the non-specialist because of the numerous examples that show the many ways static electricity makes itself known as a nuisance as well as the ways in which static electric effects can be used, from cleaning the air in an electrofilter to making photocopies.
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Book details

List price: $199.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/31/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 188
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Niels Jonassen is president of the Danish Veteran Car Club and chairman of the Danish Lancia Register. He works as a college lecturer and has written several books on automotive history as well as magazine articles on the Lancia Aurelia. He lives in Humleboek, Denmark.

Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Fundamental Concepts
Charge
Electric Field
Electric Flux and Gauss' Law
Field Strength and Voltage
Charged Insulator
Surface Potential of Uniformly Charged Insulator Disk
Insulated Charged Conductor
Faraday Screening
Potential of Conductor, Capacitance
Induction
Polarization
Mobility
Conductivity and Resistivity
Conductance and Resistance
Surface Conductivity and Resistivity
Surface Conductance and Resistance
Static Electrification
Charging of Solids
Charging of Liquids
Charging of Powders
Charging of Gases
Decay of Charge
Charge Decay of Capacitive System
Charge Decay of Non-Conductors
Charge Decay Through the Air
Electrical Breakdown
Breakdown in Air
Breakdown in Dielectrics
Electrostatic Effects
Mechanical Effects
Electrostatic Energy
Electrical Effects
Discharges
Charges on Insulators
Charges on Conductors
Explosive Mixtures of Vapors and Gases, Ignition Energy
Explosive Mixtures of Powders and Gases
Explosion-Safe Voltage
Voltage Levels of Charged Conductors
Current Pulses from Charged Systems
Abatement of Static Electricity
Grounding of Conductors
Methods of Grounding Persons
Neutralization of Charges on Insulators
Charge Neutralization by Air Ions
Types of Ionizers
Liquids
Special Precautions
Powder, Dust, Aerosols
Electrostatic Measurements
Static Voltage
Field Strength
Field Strength and Voltage
Insulators
Resistivity
Charge
Static Electricity and People
Charging of Persons
Effects of Charges on Persons
Electric Fields and Airborne Particulates
Electric Fields and Ions
Applications of Static Electricity
Precipitation
Separation
Coating
Flocking
Imaging
Permanent Polarization, Electrets
Glossary
Index