The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla, with special reference to his work in polyphase currents and high potential lighting

The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla, with special reference to his work in polyphase currents and high potential lighting

by Thomas Commerford Martin

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Overview

Nikola Tesla 10 July 1856 - 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric-power development was involved in a corporate alternating current/direct current "War of Currents" as well as various patent battles. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1891.

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ISBN-13: 9781542921619
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/03/2017
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.03(d)

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