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.

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.

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

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.

A first course in atmospheric radiation

Author: Grant William Petty
Publisher: Sundog Pub
ISBN: 0972903313
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

An textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate atmospheric science and meteorology students. Although this book addresses a technically and mathematically demanding subject, the writing style is designed to be engaging and accessible for students requiring a basic foundation in atmospheric physics.

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.

A Short Course in Cloud Physics

Author: Roddy Rhodes Rogers
ISBN: 0750632151
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Science

Covers essential parts of cloud and precipitation physics and has been extensively rewritten with over 60 new illustrations and many new and up to date references. Many current topics are covered such as mesoscale meteorology, radar cloud studies and numerical cloud modelling, and topics from the second edition, such as severe storms, precipitation processes and large scale aspects of cloud physics, have been revised. Problems are included as examples and to supplement the text.


Author: Vladimir A. Rakov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107268555
Release Date: 2007-01-08
Genre: Science

Lightning: Physics and Effects is the first book that covers essentially all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment. It is written in a style that will be accessible to the technical non-expert and is addressed to anyone interested in lightning and its effects. This will include physicists, engineers working in the power, communications, computer and aviation industries, meteorologists, atmospheric chemists, foresters, ecologists, physicians working in the area of electrical trauma and architects. This comprehensive reference volume contains over 300 illustrations, 70 tables containing quantitative information and a bibliography of more than 6000 references.


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.