A. 2. Some people regard Tesla as one of the greatest geniuses of all time. In his later years, he claimed to have invented ways of transmitting electric power without wires. See what you can find out about this. Why don't we use these ideas today? There is a Tesla Coil magnifying transmitter in Colorado springs that when energized creates sparks 30 feet long. Tesla used this laboratory to generate and send out wireless waves which mediated wireless energy for miles. He lighted 200 lamps without wires from 25 miles away. According to http://www.teslasociety.com/biography.htm , this wireless electricity concept was also used to power ocean liners, destroy warships, and run industry and transportation, as well as send communications across the globe, without the help of the Internet, which had not yet been invented. According to http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_colspr.html , he chose a plateau in Colorado Springs for this laboratory because of the high altitude and thinner, more conductive air. From this
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course PHY 1020 taught by Professor Dennisduke during the Fall '11 term at FSU.