Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric-power development was involved in a corporate alternating current/direct current "War of Currents" as well as various patent battles. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1891.

Tesla - Master of Lightning

Tesla - Master of Lightning
This presents an overview of the life and work of Nikola Tesla who was an inventor, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer; his early years in Europe; his life in America; and legacy after his death. He developed many things and patented hundreds of inventions in electrical technologies like alternating current (AC) power system, induction motor, fluorescent light, the basis for radio and television, and remote radio-control.

Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit the World
This program portraits Nikola Tesla as a great inventor and engineer and scientist. He came to America to harness Niagara falls to generate electric power. And there he invented numerous things in electrical engineering: alternating current (AC) power system, induction motor, fluorescent light, the laser beam, wireless communications, and remote radio-control. Some of his inventions or ideas were and are still far ahead of the time in terms of realization.

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The inventions, researches and writing of Nikola Tesla
Author: Thomas Commerford Martin, 1856-1924; Nikola Tesla, 1856-1943. Subject: Electric engineering. Publisher: New York : The Electrical Engineer. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency
Author: Nikola Tesla, 1856-1943. Language: English. Book from Project Gutenberg: Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency.
Transmission of power : polyphase system : Tesla patents
Author: Nikola Tesla, 1856-1943; Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Subject: Electric power transmission; Electric currents, Alternating; Electric machinery.