HST318_Unit3_Discussion - HST318 Spring 2016B Unit 3 Discussion Posts Prompt 1 Edisons success with the electric light is often reduced to the discovery

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HST318 Spring 2016B Unit 3 Discussion Posts Prompt 1 Edison’s success with the electric light is often reduced to the discovery of the carbon-filament light bulb. Yet without creating an entire system, his invention would not have led to the creation of a whole new industry. Besides the carbon-filament light bulb, what element of Edison’s light would you consider most essential? Explain why. Edison's primary contribution to the his success as an inventor and the lightbulb system was the threaded base of the bulb and the threaded socket it screwed into. It's hard to imagine how a lightbulb would be installed otherwise when you think about it, mainly because you have to ask how would you maintain constant contact to complete the circuit of electricty. As mentioned, there's a lot of debate about Edison being credited with the invention of the carbon-filament light bulb and so we go back to his actual invention, the threaded socket. Prompt 2 Identify two ways in which Nikola Tesla's difficulties from 1900 to 1905 were characteristic of
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  • Spring '16
  • Dr. Peter Van Cleave
  • Unit 3 , Discussion , Incandescent light bulb

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