History Summary: Nikola Tesla In History

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Tesla in History Nikola Tesla was born in the 1850’s, to a father who was a preacher, and a mother who was a hard worker. It was July 9/10 in 1856. I say both 9th and 10th because he was born at between the two. He started to study physics and electricity even as a child and continued to do so in college. After realizing that the best opportunities for a successful life doing what he loved were in America and getting a referral to work for the famous Thomas Edison by mutual friend Charles Batchelor, Tesla immigrated and sailed to New York with little more to his name than a few dollars, and made his way to Edison’s office to introduce himself and a wonderful new idea he had come up with to change the world. The idea he had was an alternating…show more content…
To understand the principle in action, one would have to think back to a few childhood experiences: the first is the time that they decided to stick a battery in their mouth and quickly realized how painful and bad that decision was, the second was the time they unwisely stuck their finger into an open outlet and felt the bizarre and not altogether pleasant buzzing sensation. The result to each experiment is roughly the same, however, in the case of the battery, they would have dealt with between 1.5 and 9 volts of DC, whereas the outlet had between 120 and 150 volts of…show more content…
But all of his work was to no avail. Westinghouse was compelling enough that he was able to fulfil both his and Tesla’s dreams of harnessing the power of Niagara Falls using Tesla’s AC motors. Unfortunately, Edison had caused enough problems that funding became a problem. Westinghouse could either give Tesla the royalties he rightfully deserved, which consisted of “$2.50 per horsepower of electricity sold”, or he could finish the Niagara project and give the world AC. Tesla gave in, and, although he could have been a billionaire before the 20th century, we have to thank him for what he

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