Nikola Tesla, arguably one of the most renowned inventors in American history, developed the AC current, patented in 1888, to further ease the use of electricity. He sought for a more efficient way to transport energy and spoke out against Thomas Edison’s use of the direct current. Being a worker for him for some time he got to witness Edison’s tactics firsthand when it came to generating power. Starting as early as the 1880’s, people from around the world started contemplating on how to effectively generate and transport energy. With the discovery of electricity provided by Thomas Edison others were trying to elaborate on his ideas.
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.
Edison was buying out other people’s patents and when Swain eventually sued Edison and won, Edison had to take him in as a partner in Edison's British company.” (Nakagawa 1). Swain’s light bulb might not have been as advanced as Edison’s but with time other inventors would have created a comparable counterpart. Therefore, Edison's actual contribution to humanity's electrical progress is slim. However, Tesla’s unique and innovative AC completely changed civilization. Vujovic illustrates Tesla’s impressive feat by exclaiming, ““Tesla’s A.C. induction motor is widely used throughout the world in industry and household appliances.
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.
Alexander won the Elliott Cresson Medal, because he discovered and invented an object that helped out millions around the country, and billions around the globe. Alexander won the IEEE Edison Medal, because he contributed the Electrical Science community, by inventing something that, in order to work, used electricity. Alexander won the John Fritz Medal for contributing to the Association of Engineering Society by using, as well as inventing, the telephone. In conclusion, I think Alexander deserves to be held high in the science community, because he invented something that millions upon millions use every day. The invention helps out people by making their lives more manageable and more convenient.
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.
There was one problem with direct current, it can not easily change to a different voltage, both lower or higher. Tesla believed that his alternating current would be the solution to this issue of Edison’s. Alternating currents reverse direction a numerable amount of times every second, usually sixty in the United States, and can be converted to different voltages relatively easily using a transformer. Edison, not wanting to lose the novelties he was receiving from his direct current patents, began a campaign to discredit and dismantle Tesla’s alternating current. He spread misinformation claiming that alternating current was more dangerous than direct current, he even went as far as to publicly electrocute stray animals using alternating current in order to prove his point.
Tesla's Impact on the Modern World Thomas Alva Edison was declared the most important man of the century according to Time magazine. He graced the world with his incandescent bulb, powered by a rapidly growing electrical movement of which he was a major leader. What most people do not understand is the fact that if the “Wizard” had his way, there would be a power plant every several miles, scattered about the land like sprinkles on a cupcake. At the time, direct current was the only choice, inhibiting as it was. Then, thanks to a man names Nikola Tesla, an alternating current motor was invented, allowing much more efficient electricity travel.
Radio: Making Waves in America Radio-wave technology is one of the most important technologies used by man. It has forever changed the United States and the world, and will continue to do so in the future. Radio has been a communications medium, a recreational device, and many other things to us. When British physicist James Clerk Maxwell published his theory of electromagnetic waves in 1873, he probably never could have envisioned the sorts of things that would come of such a principle. His theory mainly had to do with light waves, but fifteen years later, a German physicist named Heinrich Hertz was able to electrically generate MaxwellÕs ÒraysÓ in his lab.
Tesla designed and invented the tesla coil in 1891. The tesla coil is used to transmit- high electricity and high frequency using the rotating magnetic field, and Alternating Current similar to the design he used for the rotating magnetic field. Tesla often experimented using two or sometimes three of the coils. He wanted to pursue these new devices to bring about innovations and discoveries. Tesla was also going to use them to help deliver free energy to the people.