5 3.2 Prominent Inventors

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5 3.2 Prominent Inventors

  1. 1. Prominent Inventors 5-3.2
  2. 2. Thomas Edison <ul><li>Not only a scientist…but an entrepreneur! </li></ul><ul><li>Most important invention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incandescent light bulb </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invention Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A perfected light bulb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// thomasedison.com/Inventions.htm </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Thomas Edison <ul><li>Economically : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Led to the creation of the General Electric corporation—have you hear of GE? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor saving devices were powered by electricity—can you think of anything powered by electricity that makes your life easier?? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Militarily : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric motor used in Morse code machines, vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording both sides of a telephone conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing large amounts of carbonic acid, which was used in WWI. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Alexander Graham Bell <ul><li>Most important invention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invention Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed/s quick oral communication </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Alexander Graham Bell <ul><li>Economically: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major corporation formed—Bell Telephone Company which then became American Telephone and Telegraph. Have you heard of AT&T? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Militarily: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication—phone, telegraph, walkie-talkie </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Wright Brothers <ul><li>Orville and Wilbur </li></ul><ul><li>Most Important Invention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airplane </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invention Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motorized flying machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flew of 12 seconds on the first flight in Kitty Hawk, NC, 1903. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Wright Brothers <ul><li>Economically: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factories to produce new planes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Militarily: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planes were and are still used by the military in times of war and peace. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Albert Einstein <ul><li>Not only an inventor but a physicist. He made contributions to science and the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Most Important Invention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory of Relativity (E=mc ²) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Description of Invention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific theory that explains how huge amounts of energy can be created from tiny bits of mass—nuclear energy. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Albert Einstein <ul><li>Economically : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuclear energy runs plants that provide electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Militarily : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fled Germany during WWII and came to the US where he was instrumental in convincing President Roosevelt to begin the Manhattan Project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Manhattan Project developed the atomic bomb, which was based on the theory of relativity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of the atomic bomb lead to the end of WWII. </li></ul></ul>

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