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An introduction to the physics of electrical insulation, this book presents the physical foundations of this discipline and the resulting applications. It is structured in two parts. The first part presents a mathematical and intuitive approach to dielectrics; various concepts, including polarization, induction, forces and losses are discussed. The second part provides readers with the keys to understanding the physics of solid, liquid and gas insulation. It comprises a phenomenological description of discharges in gas and its resulting applications. Finally, the main electrical properties of liquids and solids are presented, in order to explain the phenomena of electrical degradation, dissipation and breakdown.
1. Mathematical Examination of Dielectrics
2. Physical Examination of Dielectrics
Appendix 1. List of Figures
Appendix 2. List of Symbols
Appendix 3. List of Useful Values
Appendix 4. Reminder about Dielectric Spectroscopy
Appendix 5. Reminder about Transitory Currents
Table of Contents
1. Mathematical study of dielectrics
1.1. Introduction to dielectrics
1.2. Ideal dielectrics
1.3. Forces exerted on polarized dielectrics
1.4. Dielectric losses
1.5. Residual charges
1.7. Characteristics of an insulator
1.8. Pyro and piezoelectricity
1.9. Currents in extended drivers
2. Physical study of dielectrics
2.1. Gaseous dielectrics
2.2. Solid and liquid dielectrics