This paper presents the formulas necessary to design wire wound, pulsed field coils to produce an initial time rate of change of magnetic field, 0 ≡ (t = 0)
, the formulas being written in terms of the coil geometry, its wire size, and the applied voltage V
. Since so many combinations of these parameters can result in the desired value of H0
, the formulas for H
were incorporated into a computer program to facilitate selection of the ``best combination'' of parameters. Economic or experimental constraints are easily handled by the program. The program is able to predict the performance of a pulsed field coil to an accuracy of better than 1%.