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Simple equations are presented to assess so called "characteristic speed" of projectile in a coilgun, which specifies the moment when kinetic power equals to ohmic losses of the acceleration process. |

There is often need to assess some parameters of coilgun (e.g. peak current to choose an appropriate power switch) quickly. Exact formulae (given This section collects such relactions for different cases. |

Variation of the parameters such as capacitance, initial projectile velocity etc and its influence on acceleration efficiency is analyzed for two base configurtions of the accelerator - with and without feedback. |

During the work on projects, the author of this paper has performed some experiments and calculations, which resulted in creation of EM-3. Nonetheless, I became interested in this question and (after EM-3 projected was finished) decided to conduct more detailed investigation, which is described in this paper.unfinned arrow for electromagnetic accelerator |

This short article considers mathematical estimation of the projectile spread during reluctance accelerator shooting. Using simple formulae, conservative assessments are conducted for cylindrical and sphere-shaped projectiles. |

Analytical solution describing recuperation of the energy for the diagonal halfbridge scheme is performed. Efficiency is analyzed for variety of conditions inherent to the real coilgun implementations. |

Basic equations for current and voltage in |