Contemporary biographers of Tesla have deemed him “the Father of Physics “, ” the man who invented the 20th century ” and ” the patron saint of modern electricity.”
Nikola Tesla (Serbian 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Much of his life was spent in providing the world with free energy ( ie zero cost ) , which Tesla planned that would be transmitted wirelessly through the air or through the Earth itself, without electricity networks , but despite years of trying , I never got the funding required to achieve this was one of his dreams .
Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before immigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City.
Tesla found it difficult to work for Edison (due to Edison failed financial promises ) , but soon found sponsors to fund their research and development projects and his new inventions.
Financial , such as John Pierpont (JP ) Morgan, George Westinghouse and John Jacob Astor were among those who saw the potential in Tesla’s pioneering entrepreneurial spirit to capitalize on his technological discoveries in physics , electricity and communications inalámbricas.Una again the official documentation arrival of Nikola Tesla in the United States occurred in the port of New York. The April 7, 1882 , Tesla 25-year -old came through the SS Nordland , which departed from Amberes . He had returned on this trip to the United States, after lecturing in Paris .
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 also involved in the corporate struggle between making alternating current or direct current the power transmission standard, referred to as the war of currents. Tesla went on to pursue his ideas of wireless lighting and electricity distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs and made early (1893) pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication with his devices. He tried to put these ideas to practical use in his ill-fated attempt at intercontinental wireless transmission; his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.In his lab he also conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillator/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He even built a wireless controlled boat which may have been the first such device ever exhibited.
Tesla was renowned for his achievements and showmanship, eventually earning him a reputation in popular culture as an archetypal “mad scientist.” His patents earned him a considerable amount of money, much of which was used to finance his own projects with varying degrees of success.He lived most of his life in a series of New York hotels, through his retirement.
He died on 7 January 1943. His work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but in 1960 the General Conference on Weights and Measures named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the tesla in his honor. Tesla has experienced a resurgence in interest in popular culture since the 1990s
This article was written by Psalm Triginta