The Science of Tesla s Magic

The Science of Tesla s Magic

That was one of the goals of my project and in this book, I present the results. Unlike my earlier books, this book is not solely based on Tesla's work as I want to present a much more complete picture.

Author: Ernst Willem Van Den Bergh

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ISBN: 1086716221

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When Tesla passed away in 1943, the world lost a wealth of knowledge and experience. Many experiments that Tesla showed us have never been replicated since. Is all this knowledge lost forever, or can it be recovered from the many texts that he left us? That was one of the goals of my project and in this book, I present the results.These results are not just based on Tesla's work as I want to present a much more complete picture. How is matter formed? What is it formed from? Why do we see repeating patterns all around us? These questions form the base and from there we extend into electricity. What is it? What can we do with it? And most importantly how can we get access to a clean, renewable source of energy?
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Science Anytime

Science Anytime

But there was a good deal more to Tesla than parlor magic . By 1898 he had
already created two inventions that would change the world : alternating current ,
which made the widespread distribution of electricity possible ; and the high ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015002502087

Category: Science

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Secular Magic and the Moving Image

Secular Magic and the Moving Image

The teleporting effect appears to have been performed miraculously and worked
by magic. However, the ... The emphasis of material science in The Prestige – its
use of Tesla's invention – equates rationality with common sense. However, the ...

Author: Max Sexton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501320958

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The power of the moving image to conjure marvelous worlds has usually been to understand it in terms of 'move magic'. On film, a fascination for enchantment and wonder has transmuted older beliefs in the supernatural into secular attractions. But this study is not about the history of special effects or a history of magic. Rather, it attempts to determine the influence and status of secular magic on television within complex modes of delivery before discovering interstices with film. Historically, the overriding concern on television has been for secular magic that informs and empowers rather than a fairytale effect that deceives and mystifies. Yet, shifting notions of the real and the uncertainty associated with the contemporary world has led to television developing many different modes that have become capable of constant hybridization. The dynamic interplay between certainty and indeterminacy is the key to understanding secular magic on television and film and exploring the interstices between them. Sexton ranges from the real-time magic of street performers, such as David Blaine, Criss Angel, and Dynamo, to Penn and Teller's comedy magic, to the hypnotic acts of Derren Brown, before finally visiting the 2006 films The Illusionist and The Prestige. Each example charts how the lack of clear distinctions between reality and illusion in modes of representation and presentation disrupt older theoretical oppositions. Secular Magic and the Moving Image not only re-evaluates questions about modes and styles but raises further questions about entertainment and how the relations between the program maker and the audience resemble those between the conjuror and spectator. By re-thinking these overlapping practices and tensions and the marking of the indeterminacy of reality on media screens, it becomes possible to revise our understanding of inter-medial relations.
Categories: Social Science

The Magic of Computer Science

The Magic of Computer Science

Sounds like magic. If you have Excel installed on your computer, try it out. ... The
cameras of a Tesla car are always on, thereby capturing examples of (mostly)
good driving behavior. This is how millions of driving lessons are gathered for ...

Author: Donald Kossmann

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 9783728140562

Category: Computers

Page: 128

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We are living in the era of digital transformation. Computers are rapidly becoming the most important tool for companies, science, society, and indeed our everyday life. We all need a basic understanding of Computer Science to make sense of the world, to make decisions, and to improve our lives. Yet there are many misunderstandings about Computer Science. The reason is that it is a nascent discipline that has evolved rapidly and had to reinvent itself several times over the last 100 years – from the beginnings of scientific computing to the modern era of smartphones and the cloud. This book gives an intuitive introduction to the foundations and main concepts of Computer Science. It describes the basic ideas of solving problems with algorithms, modern data-driven approaches, and artificial intelligence (AI). It also provides many examples that require no background in technology. This book is directed toward teenagers who may wonder whether they should major in Computer Science, though it will also appeal to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the art of Computer Science and modern information technology. Of course, not everyone must become a computer expert, but everyone should take advantage of and understand the innovations and advances of modern technology.
Categories: Computers

Cognitive Literary Science

Cognitive Literary Science

'By careful art', he has to 'make [his] miracle less miraculous' in order to have it
accepted as magic. Tesla's machine is, of course, an impossibility in our reality,
and its presence transforms the historical realism of Priest's novel into science ...

Author: Michael Burke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190496869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies and cognitive science. The tripartite structure of the volume reflects a more ambitious conception of what cognitive approaches to literature are and could be than is usually encountered, and thus aims both to map out and to advance the field. The first section corresponds to what most people think of as "cognitive poetics" or "cognitive literary studies": the study of literature by literary scholars drawing on cognitive-scientific methods, findings, and/or debates to yield insights into literature. The second section demonstrates that literary scholars needn't only make use of cognitive science to study literature, but can also, in a reciprocally interdisciplinary manner, use a cognitively informed perspective on literature to offer benefits back to the cognitive sciences. Finally, the third section, "literature in cognitive science", showcases some of the ways in which literature can be a stimulating object of study and a fertile testing ground for theories and models, not only to literary scholars but also to cognitive scientists, who here engage with some key questions in cognitive literary studies with the benefit of their in-depth scientific knowledge and training.
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Nick and Tesla s Special Effects Spectacular

Nick and Tesla s Special Effects Spectacular

Author: Bob Pflugfelder

Publisher: Nick and Tesla

ISBN: 9781594747601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Amateur inventors Nick and Tesla are on the case when a saboteur threatens the production of a Hollywood movie being filmed in their town, in a latest adventure that provides instructions for building kid-friendly contraptions at home. Simultaneous eBook.
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Tesla

Tesla

Jules Verne ' s novels were the rage , and Tesla was the mad genius to a T .
Unlike previous backers , Brown played up Tesla ' s eccentricities , calling him “
the Oscar Wilde of Science . ” “ He ' s like a great chef building a kitchen in the
middle of ... You have the magic , sir ! The hour is yours grasp it ! Delay no longer
!

Author: Tad Wise

Publisher: Turner Pub

ISBN: 1570361630

Category: Electrical engineers

Page: 381

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A fictionalized biography of Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating current, a major development in electricity. The son of immigrants, he first works for Edison, then strikes out on his own. With Westinghouse's backing he produces a string of inventions, including fluorescent lighting. He dies a poor man.
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Wizard

Wizard

Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

Author: Marc Seifer

Publisher: Citadel

ISBN: 9780806535562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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“The story of one of the most prolific, independent, and iconoclastic inventors of this century . . . fascinating.”--Scientific American Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla’s creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls. This essential biography is illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, including the July 20, 1931, Time magazine cover for an issue celebrating the inventor’s career. “A deep and comprehensive biography of a great engineer of early electrical science--likely to become the definitive biography. Highly recommended.”--American Association for the Advancement of Science “Seifer's vivid, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult status and restores him to his rightful place as a principal architect of the modern age.” --Publishers Weekly Starred Review “[Wizard] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole....I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist.” --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS “[Along with A Beautiful Mind] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly disturbed.”--WALL STREET JOURNAL “Wizard is a compelling tale presenting a teeming, vivid world of science, technology, culture and human lives.”--NEW SCIENTIST “Marc Seifer is an excellent writer and scholar, who has produced a wonderfully readable and illuminating biography of one of the most intriguing men of this century...mak[ing] us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived....[A] masterpiece.”--NELSON DEMILLE “The author presents much new material...[and] bases his book on a large number of archival and primary sources....Underneath the layers of hero worship, the core of Seifer's book is a serious piece of scholarship.” --Ronald Kline, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN “Seifer has done a remarkable job going through all the Tesla manuscripts...ferret[ing] out hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in which he traces out Tesla's public image [and] offers a reasonable reconstruction of Tesla's emotional world...Seifer has significantly advanced our understanding of Tesla.”--Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, for ISIS “It is my opinion that Dr. Seifer leads the world as the most authoritative of all the Tesla researchers.”--J.W. McGINNIS, President, International Tesla Society “Far and away the best job among Tesla biographies.”--Jeffrey D. Kooistra, INFINITE ENERGY “Wizard is...utterly absorbing with chapters charting all stages of Tesla's life...Seifer treats his prodigious subject with sympathy and realism.”--NEXUS “Wizard...presents a much more accurate...picture of Tesla.... [It] is thorough, informative, entertaining and a valuable addition to electrotechnological history, past and future.”--ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES “In modern times, Tesla may be enjoying a comeback thanks to books like Wizard.”--THE NEW YORK TIMES
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Science Explorer

Science Explorer

READING IN A THUNDERSTORM Tesla imagined that one day even the power
of lightning bolts could be harnessed . ... There is no magical gain – as voltage
rises , current falls , keeping Step - down the overall electrical transformer energy
 ...

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 0756604303

Category: Atoms

Page: 376

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Discover the principles of science and how it has revolutionized our lives.
Categories: Atoms

Dr Nikola Tesla Bibliography

Dr  Nikola Tesla Bibliography

Author: John T. Ratzlaff

Publisher: R & E Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035540629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

English Mechanics and the World of Science

English Mechanics and the World of Science

... 493 Noriega's telephone , 163 Tesla's system of electric lighting , 469 starting ,
419 SAFETY LAMP , ' Rbodes's miners ... 220 Tourist cameras , improvements in
, 317 Magic squares , 562 Ship , air , 54 , 96 Magnesium lamp for photographic ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$C208722

Category: Technology

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Categories: Technology

Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science

Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science

The Kansas Academy of Science Models , Harley Smith ; Sulphuric establishes
with this issue the Jun- Acid , Richard ... Dale Krasser ; Magic , Pickel ; Operation
of a CO , Engine , Max Armstrong ; Tesla Coil , RichCharles Fisher ; Snakes , Talk
 ...

Author: Kansas Academy of Science

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ISBN: UOM:39015081141304

Category: Electronic journals

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The Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal for all subjects of biological, cultural, and physical sciences, mathematics and computer science, history and philosophy of science, and science education.
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2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium

2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium

The amorphous silicon sensors have already been used for the HERA - B
detector and are under investigation for the ZEUS and LHC - B experiments as
well as for the TESLA linear collider , the MAGIC Čerenkov telescope for cosmic
shower ...

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ISBN: 0780365038

Category: Medical

Page: 3066

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Topics covered in this work include: semiconductor detectors; other solid state detectors; gaseous detectors; scintillates; photodetectors; novel detector technologies; neutron detection; read-out electronics and signal processing; control systems; and vertex detectors.
Categories: Medical

Wonder Shows

Wonder Shows

The book provides an innovative synthesis of the history of performance with a wider study of culture, science, and religion from the antebellum period to the present.

Author: Fred Nadis

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813541211

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 336

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In Wonder Shows, Fred Nadis offers a colorful history of these traveling magicians, inventors, popular science lecturers, and other presenters of “miracle science” who revealed science and technology to the public in awe-inspiring fashion. The book provides an innovative synthesis of the history of performance with a wider study of culture, science, and religion from the antebellum period to the present.
Categories: Games & Activities

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art

No sound man of be considerably increased by the use of science endorses the
assertion that “ elecphosphorescent materials , such as yttria , tricity is ...
Professor them the prototype of the torpedo of modTesla has obtained such a
condition by ern warfare . ... practising involve the use of very high potentials ,
magical arts , and was struck dead with a one of the problems in the near future
will thunderbolt .

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ISBN: PSU:000068726713

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Electronics Now

Electronics Now

JACK10 Ready to Use MICRO TESLA COIL $ 249.95 Project Pyrotechnic Effect .
12KVGEN20 PWr ... Includes Shown With Oil Fill Option Super Magic Trick theory
on how to build a Low Cost Science Project TCL5 Plans ... $ 8.00 Ponds etc.

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ISBN: PSU:000051828417

Category: Electronics

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Categories: Electronics

Popular Science

Popular Science

95 ) is the story of the early era of electricity , when EMPIRESGUICE three
inventorsThomas Edison , Nikola Tesla and George ... GLUES 00 W ATERPROO
TURN THE COMPUTER OFF COMPLETELY WHEN YOU ARE WORKING
MAGIC .

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ISBN: UOM:39015062108397

Category: Science

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Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy

Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy

We also briefly discuss developments such as magic angle spinning , magnetic
resonance spectroscopic imaging , and two ... have led to high resolution ,
vertical bore systems operating at magnetic fields of 21 Tesla ( 900 MHz for ' H ) .

Author: Indian National Science Academy

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ISBN: CHI:70711970

Category: Biology

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Categories: Biology

Associations Publications in Print

Associations  Publications in Print

Practical Magic. Practical Transactional Analysis in Management. Pre-Scription.
A Primer for Patients. Principles of ... Jojoba. The Lightbulb. Lines to Remember.
The Magic & Fun of Inventing. Nikola Tesla. The Science of Creating Ideas for ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015011858225

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

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1981- in 2 v.: v.1, Subject index; v.2, Title index, Publisher/title index, Association name index, Acronym index, Key to publishers' and distributors' abbreviations.
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The NPR Interviews 1995

The NPR Interviews 1995

extremely interested in Tesla while he's the darling of J. P. Morgan . ... about the
different filaments he was using in light bulbs , how he tried one and then another
, and Tesla said , “ Well , I do this ... People thought it was magic , not science .

Author: Robert Siegel

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0395730546

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 347

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A compilation of interviews broadcast on National Public Radio includes discussions with noted authors, performers, scientists, and political figures
Categories: Civilization, Modern