Fundamentals of Applied Electrostatics

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9780471803188: Fundamentals of Applied Electrostatics

This text explains, in engineering rather than abstract mathematical terms, how to apply the fundamentals of electrostatics in order to design practical devices. Each section concentrates on a single concept in electrostatics, which is first discussed and then applied to a particular device or effect. The examples include copy machines, smoke detectors, high-speed nonimpact printers for computers, and the electrofusion of living cells. The work is organized by the scale of the electrostatic effect. It deals with electrostatic fields in a uniform linear medium, introduces particles into the field, then allows for a complex continuum, and describes the interaction between electrostatic devices and external circuits.

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This reprint of the 1986 and 1991 edition is the most widely used textbook on electrostatics available today. Based on the author's course at the University of Illinois. Detailed explanations of concepts, applications to numerous practical applications, problem sets, and a survey of dozens of application areas ranging from electronics to medicine. Every principle and technique is illustrated by an example drawn from current practice in commercial or laboratory work.

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Ignorance of electrostatics might have been acceptable when radiation and antennas were the overriding concerns in applied electromagnetism, but today there are large industries depending on a clear understanding of electrostatics for developing practical devices. Although this book grew out of an upper-level university course, it should be helpful for practicing engineers and scientists. To facilitate the needs of specialists who cannot work through the entire book, the epilogue serves as a guide to selected industries, sciences, and technologies using electrostatics.

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