The Lightning Discharge

Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486151984
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Science

Absorbing monograph by expert sets forth most of known properties of lightning: cloud and lightning charges, stepped leader, return stroke, dart leader, lightning on other planets, thunder, more. 144 illustrations.


Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150956
Release Date: 2012-05-24
Genre: Science

Revised, updated edition of classic work on the physics of lightning covers phenomena, terminology, measurement, photography, spectroscopy, thunder, and more, including reviews of recent research. 140 figures and tables.

All about Lightning

Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486252377
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Science

Answers questions about Franklin's experiment, lightning rods, safety considerations, property damage, ball lightning, thunder, and thunderstorms

How Dangerous Is Lightning

Author: Christian Bouquegneau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138848
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Science

This highly readable survey explores the history of lightning, from ancient myth to modern times. Topics include sources of lightning, physical effects, protection of structures and power lines, and current research. 2006 edition.

The Art and Science of Lightning Protection

Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521878111
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

A practical text on lightning protection for meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, architects, engineers, and fire-safety experts.

Theoretical Physics

Author: Georg Joos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318530
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Science

Classic treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.

Fundamentals of Lightning

Author: Vladimir A. Rakov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107072237
Release Date: 2016-04-30
Genre: Science

Presents the current state of the art in lightning science, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students on a single-semester course.

Mathematical Physics

Author: Donald H. Menzel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139104
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Science

Useful treatment of classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and relativity includes explanations of function theory, vectors, matrices, dyadics, tensors, partial differential equations, other advanced mathematical techniques. Nearly 200 problems with answers.


Author: J. P. Den Hartog
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158693
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Science

This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Principles of Lightning Physics

Author: Vladilav Mazur
Publisher: Iop Expanding Physics
ISBN: 0750311533
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Science

The quality of new lightning observations and measurements has greatly improved during the past thirty 30 years, due to newly-developed tools, technology and techniques. Significant progress has also been achieved in the physical understanding of lightning processes during this same period. This book presents and discusses the most up-to-date physical concepts that govern many lightning events in nature, as well as lightning interactions with man-made structures. The author's approach to the understanding of lightning --- �- to seek out, and to show what is common to all lightning flashes ---- are illustrated by an analysis of each type of lightning and the multitude of lightning-related features. Using this approach, the book examines the work that has gone into the development of new physical concepts, and provides critical evaluations of the existing knowledge of the physics of lightning and the lexicon of terms and definitions used in lightning research.

Classical Mechanics

Author: H.C. Corben
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140780
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Science

Applications not usually taught in physics courses include theory of space-charge limited currents, atmospheric drag, motion of meteoritic dust, variational principles in rocket motion, transfer functions, much more. 1960 edition.


Author: José L. Mora-Lopez
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 9781905839520
Release Date: 2009-11-10

Fundamentals of Physics is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. The Theme on Fundamentals of Physics provides an overview of the modern areas in physics, most of which had been crystallized in the 20th century, is given. The Theme on Fundamentals of Physics deals, in three volumes and cover several topics, with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Historical Review of Elementary Concepts in Physics; Laws of Physical Systems; Particles and Fields; Quantum Systems; Order and Disorder in Nature; Topical Review: Nuclear Processes, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Protection of Electronic Circuits from Overvoltages

Author: Ronald B. Standler
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150840
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Practical rules and strategies designed to protect electronic systems from damage by transient overvoltages include symptoms and threats, remedies, protective devices and their applications, and validation of protective measures. 1989 edition.


Author: Craig B. Smith
Publisher: Dockside Consultants Inc
ISBN: 9780615248691
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Lightning

Lightning-Fire from the Sky is a detailed, readable account of a phenomenon that has fascinated humankind since prehistoric man hid in caves when thunder pealed overhead. As the world’s population has grown, the risk of injury or death by lightning has steadily increased—but is still so rare that many medical professionals do not know how to treat its victims. The author, an electrical engineer, brings the complex physics of lightning strikes alive in a graphic but non-technical way designed to appeal to a general reader audience. The book is enhanced by a comprehensive photographic treatment that includes some never-before-published photographs of lightning and its effects. The book opens with a foreword by Dr. Martin A. Uman, the world’s best known lightning expert, who describes new developments in our ability to forecast dangerous storms that may pose lightning risks. The chapters that follow describe the history of the pioneering lightning researchers (some of who got close enough to their subject to be killed by it), and then describe in an understandable manner the complex chain of events that precipitate a lightning strike. The various forms of lightning are portrayed. The effect of electricity on the human body is described, along with characteristic symptoms that victims might ask their medical practitioners to investigate and possibly treat. The variations in lightning effects on human beings are dramatized through a series of first person accounts. Another chapter deals with the effects of lightning on property—buildings, transportation systems of all types, and electric utilities and other critical infrastructure—and discusses the best means to provide lightning protection for property. Finally, new developments in research, lightning prediction, and prevention are examined. The book includes an annotated bibliography of lightning literature. Appearing throughout the text, which approximates 70,000 words, are 14 color plates and 20 black and white line illustrations that illustrate the main points being made in the narrative.

Quantum Theory

Author: David Bohm
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134888
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Science

This advanced undergraduate-level text presents the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts, followed by specific applications worked out in mathematical detail.