These two men are the fathers of modern technology. The War of Currents was a battle between the famous inventor Thomas Edison, and the mysterious genius Nikola Tesla. Tesla and Edison engaged in an epic competition to create the most efficient, cheap, usable form of electricity. Everyone knows who Thomas Edison was, but not many people know of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was an unappreciated mastermind who changed the world with his inventions, performed many strange experiments, and practically invented usable electricity.
Nikola Tesla the Electrical Genius Occasionally a brilliant mind can bring about momentous concepts and ideas that change the entirety of civilization for humanity. An inventor who has turned their concept into reality is behind each and every tool. Each inventor has left an impact on the world, even long after death. However, the inventor Nikola Tesla has left a much larger legacy than most, even arguably more so than the well-renowned inventor, Thomas Edison. Nikola Tesla embodies the true essence of the inventor even more so than his counterpart and archrival, Thomas Edison.
Climbing these tremendous feats would not have been possible without the genius’ of the time. Of all these individuals, Nikola Tesla is the first to come to mind. As an employee of Thomas Edison he simply worked as an engineer but quickly rose up the ranks. His main contributions to the method of alternating currents was mainly designing transmission systems and induction motors to be implemented in future motors in devices. Although his famous induction motor seemed to be a project he himself created, the basis
But, because of there differences, Tesla soon left the employment of Edison, and in May 1885, George Westinghouse, head of the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, bought the patent rights to many of Tesla's inventions. After a difficult period, during which Tesla invented but lost his rights to many inventions, he established his own laboratory in New York City in 1887, where his inventive mind could be free. In 1895, Tesla discovered X-rays after hours upon hours of experimentation. Tesla's countless experiments included work on different power sources and various types of lightning. The Tesla coil, which he invented in 1891, is widely used today in radio and television sets and other electronic equipment for wireless communication.
One day Nikola got really ill almost to the point of death until his father told God that if he lets his son live he will pay for Nikola’s education to become an electrical engineer. Tesla soon became well and went off to Graz to become
Another one of Tesla’s inventions is the Tesla coil. Lastly, the most important thing that Tesla invented in his lifetime is Alternating Current, or AC. (West) Tesla needed money for funding. He pitched his patents and ideas to a few people. One of them was George Westinghouse, who liked AC because he liked the idea of long distance power, invested in his ideas.
During Telsa’s teenage years, he became passionate about mathematics and science, and was set on becoming an engineer. However his father constantly insisted that he enter priesthood. At seventeen Tesla contracted Cholera, his father told Tesla that if he were to survive that he would be allowed to attend Austrian Polytechnic School at Graz to study engineering. While at college one of his professor told him that his idea of Motor powered by alternating currents (AC) would be impossible, so he spent most of his time trying to prove him wrong. His obsession of proving him wrong got so bad that his father often got letters from different professor... ... middle of paper ... ...nsive.
Nikola’s parents were Milutin Tesla and Djouka Tesla. His father, Milutin, was a clergy man after failing to stay in the army. The cause of his father enrolling in the army was due to how “an officer criticized him for not keeping his brass buttons polished.” (Aldrich, 1) His mother Djouka gained mature and maternal responsibilities after her mother had gone blind when she was a young girl. Djouka was an inventor and invented many things like butter churns, looms, and kitchen tools such as a mechanical eggbeater. Nikola was the second eldest out of his siblings.
His professor mocked him, saying that it would “be like building a perpetual motion machine” (“Master of Lightning”). It would not be until later, when he began work at a telephone company in Budapest, that this idea would ... ... middle of paper ... ...l, and the induction motor, Tesla invented many other things, including dynamos (electrical generators) and worked on a world-wide communication system. He also pioneered radar, x-ray technology, and the rotating magnetic field, the basis of all AC machinery. Nikola Tesla had an enormous impact on American society, for even to this day, his ideas and inventions are widely used and adaptions of them can be seen almost anywhere. Regner 6 Works Cited Alternating Motor.
The system of power lines that run from the power plant to the homes across the globe was also an Idea of Tesla. These innovations would arguably, in the opinion of many, make Nikola Tesla the greatest inventor who ever lived. No one man ever accomplished so much by himself. Confucius once said, “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Several millennia passed before anyone would be able to experience music whenever and wherever they wanted, without having to ... ... middle of paper ... ...rting out, Tesla devised a “Spark Gap” which discharges sparks between two electrodes. The gap should be adjustable as to control the amount of voltage that crosses it at one given time.