Nikola Tesla: Prophet of the Modern Technological Age (The Captivating Life of the Prophet of the Electronic Age) (Paperback)
Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, nikola tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (ac), and other significant contributions to science. His claim that "harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor" both impressed and enraged the scientific community. Eventually, his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot - a potentially dangerous one.
Inside you will read about...
- Early life
- Alternating current and the induction motor
- Patents, radio and x-rays
- Wardenclyffe years
- Personal life
- Later years
- 10 things you never knew about nikola tesla
- And much more
Nikola tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments. Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end, using a device that he constructed known as the egg of columbus and introduced his new steam powered oscillator ac generator.