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Kenneth L. Corum
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Corum, Kenneth L.     (Easy Link: http://www.worldsci.org/people/Kenneth_Corum)

Topics: New_Energy
Interests: New Energy, Tesla
Nationality: USA

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Books:
1996 / 2003Nikola Tesla and the Development of RF Power
1988Tesla Coils: An RF Power Processing Tutorial for Engineers
1987Vacuum Tube Tesla Coils

Abstracts Online:
2003Fireball Production from a Tesla Coil
1994Tesla's Egg of Columbus, Radar Stealth, The Torsion Tensor, and the "Philadelphia Experiment"
1984Disclosures Concerning the Operation of an ELF Oscillator
1984A Physical Interpretation of the Colorado Springs Data
1988Tesla Coils: An RF Power Processing Tutorial for Engineers
1988Concerning Cavity Q
0Tesla's Connection to Columbia University*
1990100 Years of Cavity Resonator Development
1990A Rediscovery of Tesla's RF Techniques
1992Dr. Mahlon Loomis: Terra Alta's Neglected Discoverer of RF Communication
1992Tesla and the Magnifying Transmitter

Media Online:
2003-11-08VideoNikola Tesla and the Development of RF Power Systems

Event Attendence:
2003-11-08Nikola Tesla Energy Science Conference & ExpositionConference
1994-08-011994 International Tesla SymposiumConference
1992-08-011992 International Tesla SymposiumConference
1992-07-28Third International Symposium on Ball LightningConference
1990-08-011990 International Tesla SymposiumConference
1988-07-281988 International Tesla SymposiumConference
1984-08-10Tesla Centennial SymposiumConference

Biography

Kenneth L. Corum: B.A. in Physics from Gordon College (1976) and graduate work in Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts. 

After graduating from Gordon, Mr. Corum taught Physics and General Science at Franklin High School, Franklin, MA.  Subsequently, he entered private industry and has taught computer electronics, digital techniques, and software engineering, for Compugraphic Corporation, ATEX, Inc., and Sun Microsystems, in England, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Russia, and across the US.  He was also employed by the Microwave Semiconductor Division of Varian Associates in Beverly, MA where he developed RF semiconductor devices.  Mr. Corum was Director of the Commercial TV Satellite Division of Pinzone Communications, he was a software consultant with Hewlett-Packard, and he is now a Staff Consultant for Sun Microsystems, Burlington, MA.

He is the recipient of many industrial and teaching awards.  His fundamental work on the electromagnetic generation of ball lightning has been published in Russian by the Soviet Academy of Sciences.  He spoke by invitation in Novi Sad and in Belgrade as a guest of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1993.  Mr. Corum has co-authored six books and published more than sixty technical papers, and he is listed in Outstanding Young Men of America and in American Men and Women of Science.

Books by Kenneth L. Corum



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Tesla Coils: An RF Power Processing Tutorial for Engineers

by Kenneth L. Corum, Dr. James F. Corum

KeyWords: Tesla

Pages: 112
Publisher: Tesla Book Company
Year: 1988

Websites: www.tfcbooks.com/mall/more/499tcrf.htm
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Description

This fine offering provides a comprehensive engineering analysis of the \"disruptive discharge\" resonance transformer. Included along with the book is IBM compatible \"TCTUTOR ? A Personal Computer Analysis of Spark Gap Tesla Coils.\" The book and accompanying software place particular emphasis upon examining the historically significant Colorado Springs oscillator constructed by Nikola Tesla in 1899. Included is an extensive RF power processing tutorial which is aimed at the Junior/Senior Physics or Electrical Engineering audience. While a firm understanding of Maxwell\'s Equations and some background in microwave engineering would be necessary to fully grasp these concepts, the authors do a fine job of translating the mathematical formulae and expressing them verbally in an easily comprehendible style. The software, written for the IBM family of personal computers, features routines for the examination of time domain, Fourier spectrum, and resonator performance. Unlike the analytical portion of this package, the program assumes only that the user is generally familiar with the basic construction of Tesla coils. It has been designed to be as easy to use as possible, and yet not be overly simplistic.


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Vacuum Tube Tesla Coils

by Dr. James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum

Pages: 133
Publisher: Tesla Book Company
Year: 1987

Websites: www.tfcbooks.com/mall/more/497vttc.htm
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Description

This book provides a thorough engineering analysis of the vacuum tube Class C continuous wave RF oscillator. Also addressed, within the framework of traveling wave engineering, is the open helical resonator as developed by Nikola Tesla in the 1890s. In addition to a brief history of resonator and particle accelerator development, the book also contains 6 useful appendices that can be of value to the Tesla coil builder.


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Nikola Tesla and the Development of RF Power

by Kenneth L. Corum, Dr. James F. Corum

Pages: 64
Publisher: Ken & James Corum
Year: 1996 / 2003

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Description

While there exist many biographical popularizations about Nikola Tesla (several quite bazaar and sensationalized), to our knowledge no serious engineering analyses of his work have appeared since the benchmark studies of Bemard Behrend in the years preceding World War I. (Behrend, while an AIEE Vice-President, actively lobbied for the bestowal of the Edison Medal upon Tesla, the seventh of which was conferred upon Tesla in 1917.)

For quite some time now, the authors have been involved with the analysis and experimental reproduction of the RF aspects of Tesla's work. A major portion of our effort has been to reexpress Tesla's turn-of-the-century physics into the engineering and analytical terms of today. In spite of the fact that his physical explanations often bear the mark of antiquated and faulty theory (he was laboring within the framework of nineteenth century physics), we have been overwhelmed by Tesla's intuitiveness, his careful power of observation, his uncanny experimental technique, and the accuracy of his published data. The man was a genius.

While there exist thorough, in depth, engineering studies of Tesla's polyphase AC power system and his induction motors, dating back to the investigations of Professor William A. Anthony (Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University) and Dr. Bernard A. Behrend (Vice-President of the AIEE), no such comprehensive analyses of his RF achievements exists to this day.

To be sure, Nikola Tesla was a singular individual. However, since there is such an unusual volume of sensationalized, pseudoscientific, popular literature representing him as an eccentric, bizarre, indigent, and mysterious character (such deprecations are easily challenged historically: he was, of course, none of these), let us first identify his professional qualifications and activities... - from the Introduction


Papers by Kenneth L. Corum



Fireball Production from a Tesla Coil

(2003)

Kenneth L. Corum
United States
Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Electric Spacecraft Journal, No. 36, pp. 20-22
Keywords: do-it-yourself, fireballs, replication, Tesla, Tesla coils

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Abstract:

James and Kenneth Corum searched the historical record for clues as to how Tesla was able to generate fireballs on-demand. They discovered that operating two, different-frequency coils placed inside the primary made this possible. They also found that airborne carbon or metal particulates enhanced the effect.



Tesla's Egg of Columbus, Radar Stealth, The Torsion Tensor, and the "Philadelphia Experiment"

(1994)

Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Kenneth L. Corum
United States



(12 pages)

1994, 1994 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Tesla

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Disclosures Concerning the Operation of an ELF Oscillator

(1984)

Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Kenneth L. Corum
United States

Tesla 84: Proceedings of the Tesla Centennial Symposium , pp. 41-49


1984, Tesla Centennial Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: ELF Oscillator

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A Physical Interpretation of the Colorado Springs Data

(1984)

Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Kenneth L. Corum
United States

Tesla 84: Proceedings of the Tesla Centennial Symposium , pp. 50-58


1984, Tesla Centennial Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Tesla, Experiments

Lookup: tesla (32), experiments (25)




Tesla Coils: An RF Power Processing Tutorial for Engineers

(1988)

Kenneth L. Corum
United States
Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm

Proceedings of the 1988 International Tesla Symposium , pp. 2:8


1988, 1988 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Tesla Coil, Radio Frequency, Power

Lookup: tesla coil (4), power (15), radio frequency (2), coil (11), tesla (32), radio (4), frequency (10)




Concerning Cavity Q

(1988)

Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Kenneth L. Corum
United States
Craig Spaniol


Proceedings of the 1988 International Tesla Symposium , pp. 3:1-16


1988, 1988 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Cavity Q

Lookup: cavity (5)




Tesla's Connection to Columbia University*

(year unknown)

Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Kenneth L. Corum
United States


(11 pages)
Keywords: Tesla, Science History

Lookup: tesla (32), science history (8), history (15), science (35)

Abstract:

The Electrical Engineering curriculum at Columbia University, though not the first in the US, is one of the oldest and most respected EE programs in the world. From the beginning, a conscientious effort was made to base it on a foundation of science. It has been guided by the specific philosophy stated by Professor Michael Pupin: ?Professor Crocker and I maintained that there is an ?electrical science' which is the real soul of electrical engineering.?

Arguably the most stunning and significant lecture in modern history was presented one spring evening, more than a century ago, at Columbia University. The wealth of nations turned on its merits. Weighing on the balances would be our vast cities, civilization, and quality of life.

But, what was it? . . .Whatever it was, its impact has been as momentous for the progress and prosperity of civilization as the invention of the wheel! . . . It was Tesla's great discovery and analysis of the rotating magnetic field, and a means for the electrical distribution of energy.

* The question was recently asked, "What do Columbia and Tesla have in common?" This note was prepared in response.




100 Years of Cavity Resonator Development

(1990)

Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Kenneth L. Corum
United States

Proceedings of the 1990 International Tesla Symposium , pp. 2:1-18


1990, 1990 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Tesla, Cavity Resonator

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A Rediscovery of Tesla's RF Techniques

(1990)

Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm
Kenneth L. Corum
United States

Proceedings of the 1990 International Tesla Symposium , pp. 2:19-42


1990, 1990 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States




Dr. Mahlon Loomis: Terra Alta's Neglected Discoverer of RF Communication

(1992)

Kenneth L. Corum
United States
Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm

Proceedings of the 1992 International Tesla Symposium , pp. 19-34


1992, 1992 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Mahlon Loomis, RF, Radio Frequency, Communication

Lookup: communication (4), radio frequency (2), radio (4), frequency (10)




Tesla and the Magnifying Transmitter

(1992)

Kenneth L. Corum
United States
Dr. James F. Corum
United States, 718-417-5102, www.teslasociety.com/corum.htm

Proceedings of the 1992 International Tesla Symposium , pp. 55-78


1992, 1992 International Tesla Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Keywords: Tesla, Magnifying Transmitter

Lookup: tesla (32), magnifying (2)


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