Nikola Tesla was an inventor and engineer. He is mostly known for contributing to making commercial electricity. He is also given credit for forming the basis of modern alternating current, also known as AC. Tesla was a big rival of Edison. He invented many things that we use in our everyday lives.
I picked Nikola Tesla to do my project on because I read a book over the summer called Distant Waves . Tesla played a big role in the story and I was interested in him ever since. In the novel he was a great man who didn't even care about money.
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I miss Dane so much. I feel as though I have a heart ache. My dear brother was killed in a horse-back riding accident yesterday. The funeral is planned to be tonight. Dad won’t even talk. Mom tells me we will move to Gospic. But I don’t want to go. I rather be in the same place that I would wake up everyday and see my only brother.
The Tesla Coil is Introduced November 24, 1891
Associated Press - Nikola Tesla has once again made an amazing new invention. He calls it the “Tesla coil”. It produces high current, high voltage, and high frequency AC electricity. The uses for this technology are limitless. He uses the coils to do other experiments having to do with electricity. It operates differently than a conventional transformer. The Tesla coil’s windings are more loosely winded than a conventional transformer. The coils are used in sparkgap radio transmitters.
Born on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Austrian Empire
1861 - Brother, Dane, was killed in a horse-back riding accident
1882 - Moved to Paris, France
1884 - Emigrated to the US to work for Edison
1891 - Demonstrated wireless energy transmission
1891 - Tesla coil is invented
1895 - Designed first hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls
1896 - Patented the basis system of radio
1899 - Moved to Colorado Springs, California where he did high frequency experiments
1906 - Demonstrated bladeless turbine
1917 - Awarded the Edison Medal
Died on January 7th, 1943 in the Hotel New Yorker at age 86
” If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.”
Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia
Most of Tesla’s belongings are kept there
Only museum of the world that contains original and personal inheritance of Nikola Tesla
Provides much information for researchers and other scientists
The building was made into a museum on December 5, 1952
NikolaTesla studied electrical engineering the University of Graz for 3 years.
He attended Realschule, Karlstadt in 1873 .
Tesla studied at the University of Prague for only 1 term.