Nikola Tesla By Anthony Alves & Cory Loran (And the help of the Internet and a book) Signature ------>
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
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 ---->
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
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 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Maker_Faire_2008_Tesla_Coil.ogg
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.
Q & A What does AC stand for? Not Air Conditioning DC?
Alternating Current | | | Direct Current
Q & A Who was Nikola’s rival?
Q & A What is the top speed of the Tesla Electric Car?