Calculations in Fundamental Physics

Calculations in Fundamental Physics

Electricity and Magnetism

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: T. Heddle
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137919

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Calculations in Fundamental Physics, Volume II: Electricity and Magnetism focuses on the processes, methodologies, and approaches involved in electricity and magnetism. The manuscript first takes a look at current and potential difference, including flow of charge, parallel conductors, ammeters, electromotive force and potential difference, and voltmeters. The book then discusses resistance, networks, power, resistivity and temperature, and electrolysis. Topics include shunts and multipliers, resistors in series, distribution circuits, balanced potentiometers, heating, resistance thermometry, and thermistors. The text explains electrolysis and thermoelectricity, including electroplating, Avogadro's number, and thermoelectric power. The manuscript describes magnetic fields and circuits and inductors. Concerns include straight conductors, series circuits, magnetic moments, stored energy, and mutual inductance. The book also takes a look at electric fields, transients, and direct current generators and motors. The manuscript is a dependable reference for readers wanting to be familiar with electricity and magnetism.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Reference Data

    1. Current and Potential Difference

    Flow of Charge

    Parallel Conductors


    E.M.F. and P.D.


    2. Resistance

    P.D, and Current

    Resistors in Series

    Internal Resistance

    Resistors in Parallel

    Shunts and Multipliers

    3. Networks

    Series-Parallel Circuits

    Balanced Potentiometers

    Balanced Bridges

    Distribution Circuits

    Unbalanced Potentiometers and Bridges

    4. Power




    5. Resistivity and Temperature


    Mass of Conductor

    Resistivity, Current, and Power

    Temperature CoeflBcient at 0°C

    Coefficient at Any Temperature

    Resistance Thermometry


    6. Electrolysis


    Voltaic Cells

    Faraday's Second Law

    Avogadro's Number

    7. Thermoelectricity

    Thermocouple E.M.F.

    Thermoelectric Power

    8. D.C. Generators

    Flux Cutting

    Torque and Power

    Shunt Generators

    9. D.C. Motors


    Back E.M.F. and Speed

    Power and Efficiency

    10. Magnetic Fields and Circuits

    Straight Conductors

    Air-cored Coils

    Permeability and Reluctance

    Series Circuits

    Magnetic Load Line

    Energy and Attraction

    Parallel Circuits

    Permanent Magnets

    Magnetic Moments


    11. Inductors

    Change of Flux Linkage

    Simple Transformer


    Stored Energy

    Mutual Inductance

    Testing Magnetic Material

    12. Capacitors

    Capacitance, P.D., and Charge

    Charging and Discharging

    Series Connection

    Series-Parallel Connections

    Stored Energy

    13. Electric Fields

    Inverse Square Law


    Parallel Plates

    Energy and Attractive Force


    Measurement of PermitTivity

    14. Transients

    Ballistic Galvanometer

    Discharge of Capacitor

    Charging of Capacitor

    Growth of Current in Inductor

    15. Alternating E.M.F., P.D., and Current

    Simple Alternator

    Phasors and Instantaneous Values

    Power and R.M.S. Values

    Mean Values

    Ideal Transformers

    16. A.C. Circuits

    Inductive Reactance

    Inductance and Resistance in Series

    Capacitive Reactance

    Capacitor and Resistor in Series


    Series Resonance

    General Series Circuit

    Resistor in Parallel with Pure Inductor or Capacitor

    Capacitor in Parallel with Inductor

    Simple Bridge Circuits


Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137919

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T. Heddle

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Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine

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