I. Chemistry of Explosives: Organic Chemical Nomenclature/ Oxidation/ Pure Explosives/ Estimating Properties of Explosives/ Decomposition II. Energetics of Explosives: Basic Terms of Thermodynamics/ Thermophysics/Thermochemistry/ Group Addivity/ Reaction Temperature/ Closed Vessel Calculations/ Estimating Detonation Processes III. Shock Waves: Qualitative Description of a Shock Wave/ The Bead Model/ Rankine-Hugoniot Jump Equations/ Interactions of Shock Waves IV. Detonations: Detonations, General Observations/ Real Effects in Explosives V. Theories of Initiation: Nonelectric Initiators/ Hot Wire Initiators/ Exploding Bridgewire Detonations VI. Engineering Applications: Theories of Scaling/ Acceleration, Formation, and Flight of Fragments/ Blast Effects in Air, Water, and on the Human Body/ Scaling Craters/ Jetting, Shaped Charges and Explosive Welding/ Explosive Welding.
Paul W. Cooper is the author of Explosives Engineering, published by Wiley.