Nikola Tesla

Colorado Springs Notes, 1899-1900

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Important Books

ISBN: 9788087888247

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

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Due to his demonstration of wireless communication through radio, Nikola Tesla was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers in America. In the United States, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. This book consists of Tesla's research for the practical development of a system for wireless transmission of power (electricity) -- the transmission of power from station to station. The notes are highly detailed, and clearly show his transmitting electricity without wires by means of his magnifying transmitter. A must-read for anyone interested in Tesla's revolutionary experiments with transmitters.

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Author: Richard Munson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Tesla’s inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations. Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind. When his first breakthrough—alternating current, the basis of the electric grid—pitted him against Thomas Edison’s direct-current empire, Tesla’s superior technology prevailed. Unfortunately, he had little business sense and could not capitalize on this success. His most advanced ideas went unrecognized for decades: forty years in the case of the radio patent, longer still for his ideas on laser beam technology. Although penniless during his later years, he never stopped imagining. In the early 1900s, he designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, death-ray weapons, and interstellar communications. His ideas have lived on to shape the modern economy. Who was this genius? Drawing on letters, technical notebooks, and other primary sources, Munson pieces together the magnificently bizarre personal life and mental habits of the enigmatic inventor. Born during a lightning storm at midnight, Tesla died alone in a New York City hotel. He was an acute germaphobe who never shook hands and required nine napkins when he sat down to dinner. Strikingly handsome and impeccably dressed, he spoke eight languages and could recite entire books from memory. Yet Tesla’s most famous inventions were not the product of fastidiousness or linear thought but of a mind fueled by both the humanities and sciences: he conceived the induction motor while walking through a park and reciting Goethe’s Faust. Tesla worked tirelessly to offer electric power to the world, to introduce automatons that would reduce life’s drudgery, and to develop machines that might one day abolish war. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention. This clear, authoritative, and highly readable biography takes account of all phases of Tesla’s remarkable life.

History of Wireless

Author: T. K. Sarkar,Robert Mailloux,Arthur A. Oliner,M. Salazar-Palma,Dipak L. Sengupta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471783013

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 577

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Important new insights into how various components and systemsevolved Premised on the idea that one cannot know a science withoutknowing its history, History of Wireless offers a lively newtreatment that introduces previously unacknowledged pioneers anddevelopments, setting a new standard for understanding theevolution of this important technology. Starting with the background-magnetism, electricity, light, andMaxwell's Electromagnetic Theory-this book offers new insights intothe initial theory and experimental exploration of wireless. Inaddition to the well-known contributions of Maxwell, Hertz, andMarconi, it examines work done by Heaviside, Tesla, and passionateamateurs such as the Kentucky melon farmer Nathan Stubblefield andthe unsung hero Antonio Meucci. Looking at the story frommathematical, physics, technical, and other perspectives, theclearly written text describes the development of wireless within avivid scientific milieu. History of Wireless also goes into other key areas,including: The work of J. C. Bose and J. A. Fleming German, Japanese, and Soviet contributions to physics andapplications of electromagnetic oscillations and waves Wireless telegraphic and telephonic development and attempts toachieve transatlantic wireless communications Wireless telegraphy in South Africa in the early twentiethcentury Antenna development in Japan: past and present Soviet quasi-optics at near-mm and sub-mm wavelengths The evolution of electromagnetic waveguides The history of phased array antennas Augmenting the typical, Marconi-centered approach, History ofWireless fills in the conventionally accepted story withattention to more specific, less-known discoveries and individuals,and challenges traditional assumptions about the origins and growthof wireless. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding ofhow various components and systems evolved. Written in a clear tonewith a broad scientific audience in mind, this exciting andthorough treatment is sure to become a classic in the field.

Renewable Energy and Power Supply Challenges for Rural Regions

Author: Kharchenko, Valeriy,Vasant, Pandian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522591818

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Access to power and electricity is a vital resource for businesses and for sustaining the livelihood of consumers. However, producing reliable and renewable energy and distributing it in rural areas can be challenging. Such activities require special technical support measures for organizing a highly efficient and cost-effective production process. Renewable Energy and Power Supply Challenges for Rural Regions provides innovative insights into energy production, consumption, and distribution in rural regions and examines sustainable and renewable power sources. The content within this publication explores such topics as renewable energy, electrical network, and thermal energy storage. It is designed for electricians, policymakers, state officials, professionals, researchers, and academicians.


Author: Franz Ferzak



Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 1036


In this book the reader will find all the main inventions of the Croatian-Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. Beside his most famous invention – the alternate current motor – he also invented the whole radio technique, the principle of radar, remote control, his Tesla turbine without vanes, lightning systems and a lot of other things, which are all in practical use today. And this without they are connected in any way with the name Nikola Tesla. This book also contains for the first time 90 colour photos and coloured illustrations.