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Telsa Essay

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One of the greatest scientist of our time, Nikola Telsa, he is rank as one of the top three greatest mind of our time. He gave us many of the electrical items that are used in our everyday life’s. Yet for the most part many individuals are unaware of who he is and his inventions. The misconception is that Thomas Edison was responsible for all the electrical devices that we know today, when the individuals who deserve the credit is Nikola Telsa. Some of his most fashion works includes the polyp hate motors, wireless energy transmission and the universally employed alternating current, most commonly known as AC Current.
Nikola Telsa was born on July 10th 1856, in Smiljan,lIka part of ...view middle of the document...

These daily lessons were intended to strengthen memory and reason and especially to develop the critical sense. Signs of his early genius saw him calculating integral calculus mathimatics problems in his head, by doing this he was accused of cheating by his teachers. Telsa desires what to become an engineer, but he father what set on him become a minister. When telsa what seventeen he became sick from cholera he was able to convince his that if he was allowed become an engineer he would be able to get better. His farther agreed and promised his son that if he survived, he would be allowed to study engineering. The rest became history.
At the Polytechnic school Tesla began his studies in mechanical and electrical engineering.” One day a physics teacher showed Tesla's class a new Gramme dynamo that—by employing direct current—could be used as both a motor and a generator. After watching it for a time, Tesla suggested it might be possible to do away with a set of inefficient sparking connections known as commutators. His amused professor said “Mr. Telsa may accomplish greats, but he will never do this. It would be equivalent to converting a steadily pulling force, like that of gravity, into a rortary effort. It is a perpetual motion machine, an impossible idea! Not even Telsa could hope to achieve such a feat” (19). For the next several years Telsa was obsessed with completing this task, it was on his mind 24 hours a day. Telsa instinctively knew that the solution lay in electric currents that alternated. Telsa was 24 years of age working in Budapest for a telephone exchange company when the idea came to him on how to invent the AC motor. One after he was enjoying a walk with his friend in the city park and reciting poetry. He stated “ As I uttered these inspiring words the idea came like a flash of lighting and in an instant the truth was revealed. I drew with a stick on the sand the diagram shown six years later in my address before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers”.(23)
Before going to America, Tesla joined Continental Edison Company in Paris where he designed dynamos. While in Strassbourg in 1883, he privately built a prototype of the induction motor and ran it successfully. Unable to interest anyone in Europe in promoting this radical device, Tesla accepted an offer to work for Thomas Edison in New York. His childhood dream was to come to America to harness the power of Niagara Falls. Telsa’s hoped to approach Edison on his current invention using AC current and it would be accept with open arms. But the opposite occur as Telsa would later find out.
Telsa arrived in American during the time of the Industrial Revolution, he was 28 years old. Tesla was very nervous about meeting Edison, he felt that that Edison was a great inventor and scientist who he looked up to . when he finally meets Edison, Tesla gave Edison the letter of recommendation he was carrying form Batchelor. It read "My dear Edison, I know of two...

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