Quiz 12 - Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: ) (10 July 1856 -...

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Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла ) (10 July 1856 - 7 January 1943) was a world-renowned Serb- American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer. Tesla is regarded as one of the most important inventors in history. He is well known for his contributions to the discipline of electricity and magnetism in the late 19th and early 20th century. Tesla's patents and theoretical work form the basis of modern alternating current electric power (AC) systems, including the polyphase power distribution systems and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution. His contribution was recognised and the derived SI unit measuring magnetic flux density or magnetic induction (commonly known as the magnetic field B), the tesla, was named in his honour. In the United States, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. After his demonstration of wireless
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2010 for the course MEEN 222 taught by Professor Radovic during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Quiz 12 - Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: ) (10 July 1856 -...

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