Saturday, July 11, 2009

Yesterday Was Nikola Tesla's Birthday

Well not actually. It was the 153 Anniversary of his birthday. So I'm a day late. No matter. Tesla is always interesting.

If you would like to read some Tesla in his own words (plus some other really whacked out sh*t) I really like this book:

The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla (The Lost Science Series)

It also shows the limits of Tesla's understanding of what he was doing. For those of you into electricity/electronics the deal is that he did not understand Q multiplication and circulating currents in resonant circuits. It doesn't matter. His invention of three phase generators and motors (still in use for power distribution to this day) would be enough of a contribution to civilization for any man.

And what would a (late) celebration of Tesla's Birthday be without a Tesla coil?


Cross Posted at Classical Values

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