How Did Nikola Tesla Contribute To Engineering

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Responsible for the radio, x-ray machine, and many other innovations, Nikola Tesla receives almost no credit for his master mind. Even though he was not recognized for his works, he still kept pursuing his dream primarily to create a better world for man-kind to inhabit. Nikola Tesla, known only as a footnote in the history of engineering, has shaped our modern day interactions by his dedication to doing the “impossible.” How a man is raised will not only impact him, but those who are prominent in his life too. Nikola Tesla grew up in a Croatian household, with Milutin Tesla and Djuka Mandic Tesla raising him. Although all of Djuka’s uncles and most of her brothers were priests, Tesla grew up thinking in more of a scientific mind than religious …show more content…
Shocking enough, Tesla flunked out of drawing, yet he excelled in mathematics. After his amateur education, he started his advanced teaching at Joanneum Polytechnic School in Graz, Austria (Cooper 25). He then transferred to a school in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and later determined that a school in Maribor was a better option. There, he was arrested because he was a vagrant and deported back to Croatia (Cooper 28). Tesla’s first real education in electrical engineering began in Paris. When there, he was scouted as he was studying. The person who scouted him offered to take him to New York for further education. Accepting, on the ship there, most of his money and belongings were stolen and other passengers attempted to throw him overboard (Cooper 32). Even though sometimes harsh, education remains one of the most valuable elements in one’s life, and Tesla’s might have been bitter but it definitely payed …show more content…
The Tesla Coil is a “high-frequency transformer that can take a regular 120-volt output and step it up to way above a million volts” (Hearst 96). Dangerously, the voltages are then emitted in the form of electrical arcs. These “arcs” are what we see as mini lightning bolts (Hearst 96). They were generally used for radio transmitters and wireless telegraphy. Tesla Coils harness the energy to create extremely powerful electric fields. The fields can then be used to wirelessly light up light bulbs, although they may be burned out (Hearst 96). Nikola Tesla’s Tesla Coils became so popular that the movie “Frankenstein” used one when filming. Tesla’s invention may not seem to be “all that”, but it was a major part of his track to success in

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