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Components & Materials.

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Part 1: Resistance, resistors, and conductors. Skin effect. Cylindrical conductor formulae. AC resistance factor. Conductor perimiter. Proximity effect.
Part 2: The inductance of a wire.
Part 3: Resistor models. Resistors and skin effect. Wirewound and helical resistors. Resistor voltage ratings.
Part 4: Capacitance, capacitors, and insulators. Measuring permittivity. Capacitor impedance. Complex permittivity. Loss tangent.
Part 5: Understanding dielectrics. Realistic capacitor model. Modeling polarisation. Dielectric absorption. Ferroelectricity. Electrostriction and piezoelectricity. Electric and magnetic counterparts. Dielectric elastomers.
Part 6: Dielectric data. Interpretation of dielectric data. Properties of water. Microwave oven test? Dielectric power loss.

Practical continuous functions for the internal impedance of solid cylindrical conductors.
DWK. Calculation methods for AC resistance and internal inductance of wires.

Vacuum capacitors.

Luminous Quartz Resonators.


Online references and further reading

Copper wire tables. BS Circ. 31. 1914. (IACS).
Self and mutual inductances of linear conductors. E B Rosa, BBS 4(2). 1908.
Formulas for Computing Capacitance and Inductance. C Snow. NBS Circular 544, 1954. [BS Circ. 544]. (1.1 MiB).
Polymerization of styrene & some concepts of the electrical properties of plastics. A J Warner, Elec. Comm. Vol. 21(3), 1943. p180 - 193.


Non-Destructive Testing Resource Center .
International Annealed Copper Standard (IACS) .
Copper Development Association .
Study of the Method of Geometric Mean Distances Used in Inductance Calculations.
H L Seneff, MSc. Thesis, U. Missouri. 1947. (3.8 MiB).

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