The Strange Life Of Nikola Tesla

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At a glance..

This book is an autobiography of inventor Nikola Tesla. It provides much more insight into how Tesla thought of himself than how he developed his science.

The details..

Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia in 1856. He studied physics and mathematics at Graz Polytechnic before taking philosophy at the University of Prague. After working as an electrical engineer in Budapest, Hungary, he moved to France and Germany where he continued his research on high-voltage electricity and wireless communication. In 1884, he moved to the United States where he worked for Thomas Edison but quickly became a rival due to their differing views on power transmission systems.

Tesla's major contribution to science was inventing the AC (alternating current) induction motor which made universal transmission and distribution of electricity possible. His discovery that a magnetic field could be rotated if two coils were supplied with alternating current out-of-phase led him to create this invention which had brushless operation - something many believed impossible at that time.

George Westinghouse purchased patents from Tesla for his induction motor design making it part of Westinghouse power system still used today by modern electrical industry worldwide.Tesla also did notable research on world-wide wireless communications creating fax machines, radar radio-guided missiles aircrafts etc.He even created an earthquake once around New York laboratory through one such experiment.

This book provides readers with insight into how Nikola Tesla's early impulses shaped his destiny leading him towards becoming one of history's most important inventors whose contributions are often overlooked or misunderstood.This autobiography offers readers unique access into understanding what drove this exceptional inventor throughout his life.

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Page count: 47
Size: 284kb
File Type: pdf


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