• Masuda, Senichi (Emeritus of University of Tokyo, Fukui Institute of Technology)
  • Published : 1987.11.20


The study on Electrostatics represents the first scientific interest of human being on electrical phenomena, and it led to enormous progress of electrical and electronic science and engineering up to the current levels. Electrostatics, however, has been long forgotten in the stream of this history as a tribial minor field. Interesting enough, this minor sector has regained recently its new life, in particular in the area of high-technologies, and Electrostatics is going to become one of the most important field in the future of electrical and electronics engineerings. It is impossible to cover the entire trend of this emerging field in a limited space, so that spot lights shall be focused on several important topics in this paper.