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The only book available to cover the Tesla coil in so much detail!
The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design and Construction Guide is a one-stop reference covering the theory, design tools, and techniques necessary to create the Tesla coil using modern materials.This unique resource utilizes Excel spreadsheets to perform calculations and SPICE simulation models on the companion website to enhance understanding of coil performance and operating theory.
About the Author
Mitch grew up on a farm in a small town in Minnesota. A move to Colorado as a teenager found him graduating high school in 1975 and leaving for boot camp in the U.S. Marine Corps. A twenty year military career as an electronics technician and CH-46 helicopter crewchief in the U.S. Navy brought him to retirement in 1998. He graduated Summa cum Laude from Southern Illinois University in 1991. Mitch transitioned to the space industry as a Reliability Engineer and Engineering Analyst where he currently conducts worst case performance, electrical stress, and failure modes and effects analyses, reliability predictions and a host of engineering tasks which assist in spacecraft design.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to CoilingSurplus Parts Using Microsoft Excel. Using A Computerized Analog Circuit Simulation Program (SPICE)Derivation Of Formulae In This Guide Electrical Safety, The Human Body Model And Electrocution Derating2. Designing a Spark Gap Tesla CoilDesigning Using A Spark Gap TopologyCalculating The Primary Characteristics Simulating The Waveforms Optimizing The Spark Gap Coil DesignCalculation Accuracy3. ResonanceResonant Effects In Series RLC CircuitsResonant Effects In Parallel LC CircuitsDetermining the Resonant Frequency Of Two Tuned Circuits In A Spark Gap CoilOther Resonant Calculations4. Inductors and Air Core TransformersCalculating Inductor Parameters Helical InductorsHelical SolenoidsArchimedes Spiral InductorsToroidal InductorsEffect of Coil Form GeometryCalculating Magnet Wire ParametersSkin Effect In InductorsMutual InductanceLeakage InductanceRelationships Of Primary And Secondary Windings In Iron Core TransformersDetermining Transformer Relationships In An Unmarked Iron Core TransformerRelationships Of Primary And Secondary Windings In Air Core TransformersMeasuring The Resonance Of A Coil5. Capacitors6. Spark Gaps7. Control, Monitoring, and Interconnectors8. Using Computer Simulation to Verify Coil Design9. Coil ConstructionConstruction Techniques For The Resonant Transformer Constructing The SecondaryConstructing The PrimaryDetermining The Operating Temperature Of The Rotating And Stationary Electrodes In A Rotary Spark GapConstructing The Rotary Spark GapTroubleshooting During The Test Run10. Engineering AidsFrequency, Time and Wavelength RelationshipsExponential Waveform CalculationsCalculating Output Voltage In An Iron Core Step-Up TransformerdB Conversions.RMS and Average Equivalents of AC WaveformsAppendix A: Bio of Nikola TeslaAppendix B: Index of WorksheetsAppendix C: Metric Prefixes, Measurement StandardsandSymbols