Problems and Puzzles in Electric Fields

  • Tadasu Takuma
  • Takatoshi Shindo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tadasu Takuma, Takatoshi Shindo
    Pages 1-3
  3. Tadasu Takuma, Takatoshi Shindo
    Pages 5-6
  4. Tadasu Takuma, Takatoshi Shindo
    Pages 7-106
  5. Tadasu Takuma, Takatoshi Shindo
    Pages 107-107
  6. Tadasu Takuma, Takatoshi Shindo
    Pages 109-115
  7. Tadasu Takuma, Takatoshi Shindo
    Pages 117-150
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 151-156

About this book


This book aims at making readers develop a better understanding of electrostatic fields using the form of problems and puzzles (summarized as “questions” hereafter) and answers, instead of tedious explanations in ordinary textbooks. The book is filled with the questions with unexpected answers and questions often misunderstood or rarely completely understood, most of which are original. The questions in the book look simple and very easy to answer at a glance; nevertheless, once students try to solve them, they will find that the questions are really tough nuts to crack. Teachers can also use the questions in the book in their classes.

Not only from an academic or an educational point of view, the book is useful also to engineers working in such fields as electrical discharges and their applications, high voltage equipment in DC and AC circuits as well as electrostatic devices. This is because the book introduces various practical applications related to electrostatic fields.

The original ideas of the book are based on the following Japanese book written by one of author; T. Takuma: Panorama of Electric Fields (in Japanese) IEE, Japan, 2003. This English version of the book been thoroughly revised and improved with several new questions added.


Electrostatic Fields Electromagnetics Quasi-Electrostatic Fields Electrostatic Capacitance Spherical Conductors Drifting Charge Composite Dielectrics Triple-Junction Effect Lines of Electric Force Electric Field

Authors and affiliations

  • Tadasu Takuma
    • 1
  • Takatoshi Shindo
    • 2
  1. 1.KawasakiJapan
  2. 2.Central Research Institute of Electric Power IndustryYokosukaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-3296-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-3297-9
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