This book about lightning summarizes the essence of physics and effects of lightning in a non-technical manner and provides an up-to-date description of the phenomenon of lightning in simple language. Starting with the myths related to lightning, the reader is introduced to the mechanism of lightning flashes and their interactions with humans, human-made systems and Earth’s environment. Most of the available books on lightning are written for the experts in the field and there is a need for a book that introduces the undergraduate and beginning post graduate students to the subject of lightning and prepares them for more advanced books meant for the experts. This introductory book, which is based on a series of lectures given to undergraduate and postgraduate students in electrical engineering, is intended to fill this need. Tailored to the needs of university students who plan to study electrical engineering, meteorology, environmental or basic physics, it is also a valuable reference resource for laymen who are interested in knowing more on this phenomenon.
Introductory technical guidance for electrical engineers interested in lightning and static electricity protection. Here is what is discussed: 1. INTRODUCTION 2. STATIC ELECTRICITY PROTECTION 3. LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS.
You may have already heard about the extraordinary results achieved by people using the Phil Parker Lightning Process® to transform and enhance their lives, health and success. This book has been designed both as an essential first step for all those intending to take a Lightning Process® seminar and also as a resource for discovering more about this unique training programme. Thousands worldwide have achieved extraordinary results using the Phil Parker Lightning Process®. The Lightning Process® can bring about incredible results in many areas where nothing else has worked, including: • CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/ME • MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS • IBS/DIGESTIVE ISSUES • CHRONIC PAIN • ADDICTION • DEPRESSION • WEIGHT LOSS • LOW SELF-ESTEEM • ANXIETY/STRESS/PANIC ATTACKS • EATING DISORDERS Transform your health and wellbeing by learning the first steps of one of the most empowering mind-body trainings in the world.
This concise textbook is intended for undergraduate students of electrical engineering offering a course in high voltage engineering. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the text, now in its Second Edition, acquaints students with the physical phenomena and technical problems associated with high voltages in power systems. A complete quantitative description of the topics in high voltage engineering is difficult because of the statistical nature of the electrical breakdown phenomena in insulators. With this in mind, this book has been written to provide a basic treatment of high voltage engineering qualitatively and, wherever necessary, quantitatively. Special emphasis has been laid on breakdown mechanisms in gaseous dielectrics as it helps students gain a sound conceptual base for appreciating high voltage problems. The origin and nature of lightning and switching overvoltages occurring in power systems have been explained and illustrated with practical observations. The protection of high voltage insulation against such overvoltages has also been discussed lucidly. The concept of modern digital methods of high voltage testing of insulators, transformers, and cables has been explained. In the Second Edition, a new chapter on electrostatic field estimation and an appendix on partial discharges have been added to update the contents. Solved problems help students develop a critical appreciation of the concepts discussed. End-of-chapter questions enable students to obtain a more in-depth understanding of the key concepts.
Introductory technical guidance for electrical engineers interested in lighting upgrades for buildings to improve energy efficiency and lighting quality. Here is what is discussed: 1. INTRODUCTION 2. THE IMPORTANCE OF LIGHT 3. A WHOLE-SYSTEM APPROACH 4. LIGHTING DESIGN 5. USE EFFICIENT LIGHT SOURCES 6. USE EFFICIENT LUMINAIRES 7. AUTOMATICALLY CONTROL LIGHTING 8. DIMMING CONTROLS 9. COMMISSIONING ENSURES THE BENEFITS OF LIGHTING CONTROLS 10. BUILD IN AN OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE PLAN 11. SUMMARY 12. BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Introductory technical guidance for professional engineers and construction managers interested in design and construction of lighting and navigational aids for snow and ice airfields. Here is what is discussed: 1. DIMENSIONAL CRITERIA 2. AIRFIELD LIGHTING 3. ELECTRONIC NAVIGATIONAL AID SYSTEMS (NAVAIDS).
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.