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Nikola tesla


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  • 1. Nikola Tesla By Anthony Alves & Cory Loran (And the help of the Internet and a book) Signature ------>
  • 2. Personal Life • July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943 – 86 years • Born as a Serbian, later becoming a U.S. citizen on July 30, 1891 at the age of 35 • Went to school at Higher Real Gymnasium in Karlovac, finishing a four-year term in three years • Made a vow of celibacy for science basically. So engaged to science I guess? • Pigeon lover
  • 3. Achievements • Has a SI unit named after him, also known as the Tesla for measuring magnetic field. • An electric car company, Tesla Motors, named their company in tribute to Tesla. • A monument to Tesla was established at Niagara Falls, New York. • Tesla was featured on several Yugoslav- and Serbian dinar notes and coins • The largest power plant complex in Serbia, the TPP Nikola Tesla, is also named after him. • The heavy metal group Tesla was named after Nikola Tesla. Cory was there ---->
  • 4. Inventions • Tesla Coil - a type of resonant transformer circuit • Tesla Electric Car - Brushless AC electric motor – Motor also invented by Nikola – Speeds up to 90 Mph (September 16, 1967) • Death Ray (Ray Gun) - theoretical particle beam or electromagnetic weapon • Wireless communication - transfer of information over a distance without the use of enhanced electrical conductors, wires
  • 5. Tesla Coil • a type of resonant transformer circuit • It is used to produce high voltage • Tesla used these coils to conduct innovative experiments in electrical lighting, x-rays, electrotherapy, and Wireless energy transfer • ons/2/27/Maker_Faire_2008_Tesla_Coil.ogg
  • 6. Edison vs. Tesla • Became rivals because the invention of Tesla’s DC, Direct current, and Edison’s AC, Alternating current • Edison wanted to make people pay to use AC rather than Tesla giving free DC. • Edison wanted to prove that DC was harmful so he shocked an innocent elephant to prove that DC was dangerous. • And of course people picked Edison over Tesla.
  • 7. Q&A What does AC stand for? Not Air Conditioning DC?
  • 8. Alternating Current | | | Direct Current
  • 9. Q&A Who was Nikola’s rival?
  • 10. Thomas Edison
  • 11. Q&A What is the top speed of the Tesla Electric Car?
  • 12. 90 Mph
  • 13. Is this power point over?
  • 15. End of slide show, click it exit.
  • 16. And remember kids…
  • 17. F.U. ^ Formula Units 6.022x1023