My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

by Nikola Tesla

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2018 Reprint of 1919 Edition. Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) was a prophet of the electronic age. His research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication systems, and his impressive accomplishments include development of the alternating-current electrical system, radio, the Tesla coil transformer, wireless transmission, and fluorescent lighting. Tesla's research was so groundbreaking that many of his contemporaries failed to understand it, and other scientists are unjustly credited for his innovations. The visionary scientist speaks for himself in this volume, originally published in 1919 as a six-part series in Electrical Experimenter magazine. Tesla recounts his boyhood in Croatia, his schooling and work in Europe, his collaboration with Thomas Edison, and his subsequent research. Written with wit and élan, this memoir offers fascinating insights into one of the great minds of modern science. Chapters include: My Early Life; My First Efforts In Inventions; My Later Endeavors: The Discovery of the Rotating Magnetic Field and The Discovery of the Tesla Coil and Transformer; The Magnifying Transmitter; The Art of Telautomatics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515438298
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 506,172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Nikola Tesla was a genius polymath, inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer. He is frequently cited as one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity, a man who ""shed light over the face of Earth,"" and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electricity and magnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase power distribution systems and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution. Born an ethnic Serb in the village of Smiljan, Vojna Krajina, in the territory of today's Croatia, he was a subject of the Austrian Empire by birth and later became an American citizen. After his demonstration of wireless communication (radio) in 1894 and after being the victor in the ""War of Currents"", he was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers who worked in America. Much of his early work pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. During this period, in the United States, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture, but due to his eccentric personality and his seemingly unbelievable and sometimes bizarre claims about possible scientific and technological developments, Tesla was ultimately ostracized and regarded as a mad scientist. Never having put much focus on his finances, Tesla died impoverished at the age of 86.

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My Inventions 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favirote autobiograohy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like science you will like this book.
tankexmortis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nikola Tesla's autobiography, originally published in a series of magazines, is an amazing and intensely interesting look at one of the greatest geniuses of the modern age. And that's coming from someone who generally hates non-fiction - this is a great read no matter your interests.
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