Nikola Tesla: The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus: The Entire Life Story (Great Biographies #20) (Paperback)

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This is book number 20 in the Great Biographies series.

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Nikola Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments. Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end, using a device that he constructed known as the Egg of Columbus and introduced his new steam powered oscillator AC generator.

Inside you'll read about

  • A promising intellect
  • Health complications
  • Inventive work
  • A troubled mind
  • Unusual experiences
  • Mental breakdown
  • Controversial viewpoints
  • A forgotten mind
  • From breakdown to brainstorm
  • Overshadowed by rivals
  • Death of a forgotten mind

And much more

Based on Tesla's new ideas for electrical equipment, including a thermo-magnetic motor idea, Alfred S. Brown and Charles F. Peck formed the Tesla Electric Company. Nikola Tesla developed an induction motor that ran on alternating current (AC), a power system format that was rapidly expanding in Europe and the United States because of its advantages in long-distance, high-voltage transmission.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781980936749
ISBN-10: 1980936749
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: April 26th, 2018
Pages: 90
Language: English
Series: Great Biographies