Nikola Tesla's Greatest Invention
Tesla was interested in the transmission of electricity from a young age. He studied maths and physics at the Technical University of Graz, but he dropped out before his course was completed. While still living in Europe, he had the idea to design an alternating current motor, an invention which would lead him to New York City in 1884 to work for the famous Thomas Edison.
Tesla has often been credited with discovering alternating current power in the first place, but it was actually first developed by Michael Faraday in the early 1800s. Tesla was inspired by, and made many …show more content…
After Tesla ended his correspondence with Edison, he went on to work with an inventor and entrepreneur named George Westinghouse. Here, he established a laboratory, Tesla Electric Light, where he improved on his alternating current motor. He also began to work on inventions that were not possible without the motor, such as the Tesla coil, a high voltage electrical transformer, which is still used in radio technology today. In building it, Tesla wanted to bring power to the world, wirelessly.
Tesla also experimented with X-rays and demonstrated radio communications two years before Marconi. In fact, many of Tesla’s inventions were either unpatented or stolen by other inventors over the years, as Tesla was an amazing inventor, but not a very good