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Re: tctutor



Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>

Hi Terry, Wayne,

On 19 May 2002, at 12:46, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
> 
> Hi Wayne,
> 
> Tesla Coils  An RF Power Processing Tutorial for Engineers
> 112 pages, illustrated, 8 1/2" X 11" & software (IBM 3 1/2")
> 499-TCRF ... $21.95 
> 
> http://www.tfcbooks-dot-com/mall/tesla.htm
> 
> Of course, just about every other tesla coil program on the planet is free an
> can be downloaded at:
> 
> http://home.earthlink-dot-net/~electronxlc/download.html
> 
> Of course, there are Java based on-line ones that you don't even have to
> download, install, or pay for.  Here is one of the best out there that tells
> you everything you want to know and probably more ;-):
> 
> http://www.classictesla-dot-com/java/javatc.html
> 
> If you are just looking for a real good general TC program, add the above to
> your favorites list in your web broswer and you all done ;-))
> 
> Beware that some older programs or waaaay out of date or based off inaccurate
> data.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
>         Terry

I might add that unless you are interested in studying an alternative 
coil theory (which has been found to be wanting in a number of 
respects), the money is probably not being well spent. The book does 
not appear give a useful recipe for coil design - rather, it is an 
after-the-fact analysis which gives no clear direction on how to 
build a good coil.

Regards,
malcolm
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