An Inventors Time
Nikola Tesla |
During the industrial age, many inventions and discoveries were being recognized throughout the European and American territories. However, during the later 1800s and 1900s, a scientist by the name Nikola Tesla made his astounding discoveries that would change the world.
Nikola Tesla was born July of 1856, a Serbian from a town presently known as Smilijan Croatia, grew influenced by his mother whose little time of her days was spent inventing small household appliances while her full time job was to help tend the farm with her husband. During this time in his childhood, Tesla saw a lightning storm and began to realize that his passion for how electricity worked and how it could be harnessed became his primary focus in his life. As a child, Nikola dreamed of harnessing the power of the Niagra Falls. Thereafter in the 1870s, Tesla began attending college at the Realschule, Karlstadt; Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague where he studied math and Physics. (1)(6)(4)
The start of his new career was at a telephone company Budapest around 1881 and in 1882. During this period in his life, while on a stroll with his good friend Mark Twain, Tesla drew a schematic diagram of four boxes representing the coils; one on the top, one on the bottom, one on the left, one on the right, and in the center of the four coils, a long rectangular shaped figure with an N on the top and an S on the bottom representing a magnet. As the coils are induced with a voltage, the coils would then become magnets opposing the north and south poles of the center magnet naturally rotating it. This in turn would be the future of Tesla’s first induction AC motor. He then later moved to Paris to work at the Continental Edison Company where he fixed DC power plants and designed Dynamos which were generators that used contacts that were mounted on the shaft called a commutator. The rotating...