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Inventions, Researches and Writings of Tesla

Inventions, Researches and Writings of Tesla
Catalog # SKU0096
Weight 2.00 lbs
Author Name Martin


Inventions, Researches and Writings of Tesla

By Thomas C. Martin

Published originally for The Electrical Engineer, this volume covers ten years of Tesla's lectures, miscellaneous articles, discussions and inventions through the year 1894.

From the Preface:

The electrical problems of the present day lie largely in the economical transmission of power and in the radical improvement of the means and methods for illumination. To many workers and thinkers in the domain of electrical invention, the apparatus and devices that are familiar, appear cumbrous and wasteful, and subject to severe limitations. They believe that the principles of current generation must be changed, the area of current supply be enlarged, and the appliances used by the consumer be at once cheapened and simplified. The brilliant successes of the past justify them in every expectancy of still more generous fruition.

The present volume is a simple record of the pioneer work done in such department- up to date, by Mr. Nikola Tesla, in whom the world has already recognized one of the foremost of modern electrical investigators and inventors. No attempt whatever has been made here to emphasize the importance of his researches and discoveries. Great ideas and real inventions win their own way, determining their own place by intrinsic merit. But with the conviction that Mr. Tesla is blazing a path that electrical development must follow form may years to come, the compiler has endeavored to bring together all that bears the impress of Mr. Tesla's genius and is worth of preservation. Aside from its value of showing us the scope of his inventions, this volume may be of service by indication the range of his thought. There is intellectual profit in studying the push and play of a vigorous and original mind.

Although the lively interest of the public in Mr. Tesla's works is perhaps of recent growth, this volume covers the results of full ten years. It include his lecture, miscellaneous articles and discussions, and makes note of all his inventions thus far known, particularly those hearing on polyphase motors and the effect obtained with currents of high potential and high frequency. It will be seen that Mr. Tesla has ever pressed forward, barely pausing for an instant to work out in detail the utilizations that have at once been obvious to him of the new principles he has elucidated. Wherever possible his own language has been employed.

It may be added that this volume is issued with Mr. Tesla's sanction and approval, and that permission has been obtained for the re-publication in it of such papers as have been read before various technical societies of this country and Europe. Mr. Tesla has kindly favored the author by looking over the proof sheets of the sections embodying his latest researches. The work has also enjoyed the careful revision of the author's friend and editorial associate, Mr. Joseph Wetzier, through whose hands all the proofs have passed.

December, 1893 ---- L.C.M.

Like Einstein he was an outsider and like Edison, a wide ranging generalist. Where others stopped short, aware of what could not be don, he continued. The example set by Tesla has always been particularly inspiring to the lone runner.
        -- Margaret Cheney - Tesla, Man Out of Time

Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia in 1856. He emigrated to the United States in 1884 and worked for a short time for Thomas Edison. A pioneer in the field of high tension electricity, Tesla made many discoveries and inventions of lasting value to the development of radio transmission and electricity, one of the most famous of which was the power system at Niagara Falls. He died in 1943.

496 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Hardbound

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