The Contributions Of Nikola Tesla

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The discoveries of the Serbian-American inventor and physicist, Nikola Tesla, were some of the greatest contributions ever made for the modern world and present-day technology. Tesla was born in 1856 in Smiljan Lika, Croatia, and immigrated to the United States in 1884 to seek work with the famous inventor of the time, Thomas Edison. He died on January 7, 1943 in New York City at the height of World War II. Nikola Tesla was a man eons ahead of his time, and made dozens of world-bending breakthroughs in the capabilities and…show more content…
In Budapest at that time others around him were also seeking a solution to the DC inefficiency, and the possibility of an AC motor and the rotational effects associated with alternating currents had graced many scientists’ minds. But no one had succeeded in making a functional motor. In fact, it was thought of with the same speculation as building a perpetual motion machine; not even Tesla could hope to achieve such a feat. But, it was then in Budapest, 1882, that the elusive solution flashed through his mind. And while in Strassbourg in 1883, the first prototype of the induction motor was privately build and ran by Tesla successfully. But unable to interest anyone in Europe in promoting this radical device, Tesla accepted an offer to work for Thomas Edison in New York. Unfortunately, when Tesla described to Thomas Edison his vision for induction motors made to run smoothly and powerfully on alternating current, it was not well-accepted. The way Edison saw it, what Tesla was suggesting could potentially make a whole industry, and Edison’s own electric monopoly on power distribution, entirely obsolete. Edison still hired him to help develop DC power systems, and Tesla set about improving Edison's
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