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By Mark Stenhoff

This can be the one clinical evaluate of ball lightning in print this day with an up to date insurance of idea. This ebook offers a serious assessment of eyewitness observations of ball lightning and of facts of its interplay with the surroundings. Ball lightning will not be detrimental, yet could be a precursor of traditional lightning. the belief is that ball lightning has decrease strength than usually assumed and that a few theories are hence redundant. After seriously reviewing the present thought, innovations are supplied for destiny examine. This expert e-book attracts new conclusions concerning the features of ball lightning and relates those to present theories.

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The typical new phenomenon for the trajectories of the highly excited hydrogen atom with nonvanishing pseudomomentum K ~ 0 is their intermittent behavior. Intermittency means that the trajectory alternately shows both quasiregular and chaotic phases. Figure 7 shows for a typical trajectory the projection of the internal motion on a plane perpendicular to the magnetic field axis. One immediately realizes that there exist two alternating types of motion. During one phase of motion the electron and the nucleus are in the x, y plane close together and this shows up through the black bubble on the very right of Fig.

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