Biography of Nikola Tesla: Why He Is So Importance to Science?

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There was once a man. He was relatively misunderstood by almost everyone he ever came in contact with. People thought him to be insane and overly hungry for knowledge of the future. He did have a thirst for knowledge involving electricity, physics, and other related sciences, but all of the information he learned helped in the creation of multiple scientific inventions that changed the world. Without Nikola Tesla the world would not be quite as technologically advanced as it is today.
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in the European country of Croatia to Mulutin and Djuka Tesla. His father, Mulutin, was a Serbian Orthodox Priest. His mother, Djuka, was an inventor of various household appliances. Growing up under the influence of his mother may have fueled the ideas floating around in his head. Seeing that it was possibly for her, he thought it was equally possible for himself to succeed.
He studied at the Polytechnic Institute in Austria and the University of Prague. In the beginning of his education, Tesla had intentions to mainly study physics and mathematics. However, his mind became enthralled with electricity, and he soon began a career with a telephone company as an electrical engineer. It was not long before his mind started to produce designs for machines involving electricity. The first of many was for an induction motor. "While in Strassbourg in 1883, he privately built a prototype of the induction motor and ran it successfully. Unable to interest anyone in Europe in promoting this radical device, Tesla accepted an offer to work for Thomas Edison in New York" (Vujovic). Since Tesla's childhood, he had dreamed of harnessing hydro-electric power from Niagara Falls, which was located in New York. Moving to America w...

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...d have until sometime after his death. Others got credit for what he had invented years earlier. Nikola Tesla most likely had created even more inventions, but kept them hidden. He was a genius disguised as a madman. His mind was always thinking about how science worked and how he could build a device to bring his plan to life. He succeeded many times with electrical generating equipment like the numerous variations of the Tesla coil. Alternating current is probably the most important invention of his collection. Without it, there would be no wall outlets for the easy plug-in of everyday devices. The world's population would still be using Edison's direct current method of electricity. Nikola Tesla may have seemed like someone who was not that important to the lifestyle of the modern era, but without him the twenty-first century could have been extremely different.
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