science of self-contained, self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions
Items such as safety matches, oxygen candles, explosive bolts and fasteners and the automobile safety airbag all fall under pyrotechnics. Without pyrotechnics, modern aviation and spaceflight would be impracticable.
- Pyrotechnics FAQ
- The Pyrotechnics Guild International
- A guide on pyrotechics
- A basic Pyrotechnics Site