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Re: Medhurst Table
Tesla List wrote:
> Has anyone hacked at the Medhurst table to derive k via
> h/d? I'm simply looking for a quick way to calc k in a
> spreadsheet rather than using vlookups, etc... hoping
> someone has already done the hacking.
I use this formula (L=length, R=radius, in meters,
capacitance in Farads):
capacitance=(11.26*L+16*R+76.4*sqrt(R*R*R/L))*1e-12
This formula is in the paper:
K. D. Skeldon, A.I. Grant, and S. A. Scott, "A high potential Tesla
coil impulse generator for lecture demonstrations and science
exhibitions,"
American Journal of Physics, Vol. 65 (8), pp. 744-754, August 1997.
Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz