Moscow: Academy of Science, 1962. Item #50
194,  pp. 22 cm. Illustrated throughout. Original publisher's binding. Good condition.
First edition. Rare. This book sums up the work of Peter Kapitsa (1894-1984) in the field of high-power electronics. Kapitsa and his laboratory dedicated themselves to this topic in 1950s. Kapitsa was interested in the nature of the ball lightning and in this book presents the theory of it.
One of the reasons for the research of high-power electronics was to find the way to generate powerful high-quality electromagnetic waves to transform them into other types of energy.
The book presents the theory of powerful electronic over-frequent magnetron devices and the second part with some experimental results.