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.
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.
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.
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.
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, the Wizard of Menlo Park, worked hard his whole life to reach great achievement of professional recognition in science. Tesla, the Master of Lightning, had an intellectual mind and contributed to an electronic development that changed American history. Most people have heard of Thomas Edison; in contrast, Tesla is a little more obscure.
He opposed the old and imagined the new, battling with Edison in “The Current Wars” and filing for hundreds of patents. Nikola Tesla was a man of many inventions inventing a practical use for AC current, imagining and establishing revolutionary technologies, and furthering the scientific applications of radio. Nikola Tesla, despite his many contributions, is still unrecognized in history. Nikola Tesla was able to invent a practical use for AC or alternating current, which was revolutionary at the time. In fact, as a young man attending the Polytechnic Institute, upon hearing about AC, he was determined to make it practical despite his professor, Professor Poeschl, telling him it was impossible (“Dommermuth-Costa” 36).
His inventions, patents, and research are all still used today, and can be accredited for revolutionizing the electrical industry, and even the way America is supplied electricity. He made groundbreaking strides in a variety of scientific fields, and pioneered even more that no one had ever dreamed about before. He is immortalized today by memorials, plaques, pop culture and biographies, and other awards and inventions named in his honour. Museums around the world are dedicated to his brilliance, and many of the places he frequented and lived in have been made historical sites. To me, Nikola Tesla was a great man and a role model.
Nikola Tesla Have you ever walked into a room, turned on a light, and wondered, “Who gave us the ability to do this?” Nikola Tesla is the man’s name. He invented Alternating Current, or AC, which is the electrical system that we use to power our world today. In this paper, I will be describing a few of Nikola Tesla’s innovations and how they inspired and impacted our way of life. HISTORY Before I start on his inventions, I will give a bit of history on the man that lit our world. Tesla was born July 10, 1856.
Nikola Tesla’s design of the AC induction motor was instrumental in kicking off the movement to adopt AC power to most electrical applications. This design was licensed by George Westinghouse, an enthusiastic entrepreneur who believed in the future of AC electricity, and he set out to prove that AC electricity was superior to DC for power distribution. At the time, he had a more powerful competitor in the power distribution market by the name of Thomas Alva Edison. Edison was a brilliant inventor and businessman, who was credited with numerous inventions including the incandescent light bulb, electric power distribution, and the movie camera. He also notable founded General Electric, which is to this day one of the largest corporations in the world and remains heavily invo... ... middle of paper ... ...  T. A. Lipo, "Recent Progress in the Development of Solid-State AC Motor Drives," pp.