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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.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Coiling
Chapter 2: Designing a Spark Gap Tesla Coil
Chapter 3: Resonance
Chapter 4. Inductors and Air Core Transformers
Chapter 5. Capacitors
Chapter 6. Spark Gaps
Chapter 7. Control, Monitoring, and Interconnectors
Chapter 8. Using Computer Simulation to Verify Coil Design
Chapter 9. Coil Construction
Chapter 10. Engineering Aids
Appendix A: Bio of Nikola Tesla
Appendix B: Index of Worksheets
Appendix C: Metric Prefixes, Measurement Standards & Symbols
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.