The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

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Overview

NIKOLA TESLA was one of the most influential inventors of the last century. Eventually holding over 700 patents, Tesla worked in a number of fields, including electricity, robotics, radar, and the wireless transmission of energy. His discoveries laid the groundwork for many of the twentieth century's greatest technological advances.

This book explains Tesla's thoughts on humanity's relationship with the universe, and also his explanation and scientific extrapolation on the technological advancements embodied in his work.

This text, first published in Century Illustrated Magazine in June 1900, is yet another example of the genius of Nikola Tesla.


CONTENTS

Introduction
- The onward movement of humanity
- The energy of the movement
- The three ways of increasing human energy

1
- The first problem: how to increase human mass
- The burning of atmospheric nitrogen

2
- The second problem: how to reduce the force retarding the human mass
- The art of telautomatics

3
- The third problem: how to increase the force accelerating the human mass
- The harnessing of the Sun's energy

4
- The source of human energy
- The three ways of drawing energy from the Sun

5
- Great possibilities offered by iron for increasing human performance
- Enormous waste in iron manufacture

6
- Economical production of iron by a new process

7
- The coming of age of aluminium
- The doom of the copper industry
- The great civilizing potency of the new metal

8
- Efforts toward obtaining more energy from coal
- Electric transmission
- The gas engine
- The cold-coal battery

9
- Energy from the medium
- The windmill and the solar engine
- Motive power from terrestrial heat
- Electricity from natural sources

10
- A departure from known methods
- The possibility of a 'self-acting' engine or machine
- The ideal way of obtaining motive power

11
- First efforts to produce the self-acting engine
- The mechanical oscillator
- The work of Dewar and Linde
- Liquid air

12
- Discovery of unexpected properties of the atmosphere
- Strange experiments
- Transmission of electrical energy through one wire without return
- Transmission through the Earth without any wire

13
- Wireless telegraphy
- The secret of tuning
- Errors in the Hertzian investigations
- A receiver of wonderful sensitivity

14
- Development of a new principle
- The electrical oscillator
- Production of immense electrical movements
- The Earth responds to man
- Interplanetary communication now probable

15
- Transmission of electrical energy to any distance without wires now possible
- The best means of increasing the force accelerating the human mass

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535115438
Publisher: Caterpillar.ink
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Nikola Tesla (1856 -1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism 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 system of electrical distribution and the AC motor. This work helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution. Born an ethnic Serb in the village of Smiljan, in the Austrian Empire, Tesla was a subject of the Austrian Empire by birth and later became an American citizen. Because of his 1894 demonstration of wireless communication through radio and as the eventual victor in the "War of Currents", he was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers who worked in America. He pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. In the United States during this time, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. Tesla demonstrated wireless energy transfer to power electronic devices as early as 1893, and aspired to intercontinental wireless transmission of industrial power in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project. Because of 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 by many late in his life. Tesla never put much focus on his finances and died with little funds at the age of 86, alone in the two room hotel suite in which he lived, in New York City. The International System of Units unit measuring magnetic field B. In addition to his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, Tesla contributed in varying degrees to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar, and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics.

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