Pub. Date:
The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla

The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla


$13.49 $14.95 Save 10% Current price is $13.49, Original price is $14.95. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, September 22


During the early twentieth century, the eccentric and brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla blazed the path that electrical development followed for many years to come. This fascinating illustrated record of Teslas pioneering work gathers many of his most famous findings and theories, allowing contemporary readers to experience the amazing range of his thinking. It includes lectures, articles, and discussions—particularly those bearing on polyphase motors and the effects obtained with currents of high potential and high frequency—and gives us a rare glimpse of a genius at work.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454910763
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: Facsimile
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 68,977
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia in 1856. He emigrated to the United States in 1884 and worked for a short time for Thomas Edison. A pioneer in the field of high-tension electricity, Tesla made many discoveries and inventions of lasting value to the development of radio transmission and electricity, one of the most famous of which was the power system at Niagara Falls. He died in 1943.

Table of Contents

Part I Polyphase Currents

Chapter I Biographical and Introductory 3

Chapter II A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers 1

Chapter III The Tesla Rotating Magnetic Field.-Motors with Closed Conductors. - Synchronizing Motors - Rotating Field Transformers 9

Chapter IV Modifications and Expansions of the Tesla Polyphase Systems 26

Chapter V Utilizing Familiar Types of Generators of the Continuous Current Type 31

Chapter VI Method of Obtaining Desired Speed of Motor or Generator 36

Chapter VII Regulator for Rotary Current Motors 45

Chapter VIII Single Circuit, Self-Starting Synchronizing motors 50

Chapter IX Change from Double Current to Single Current Motor 56

Chapter X Motor with "Current Lao" Artificially Secured 58

Chapter XI Another Method of Transformation from a Torque to a Synchronizing Motor 62

Chapter XII "Magnetic Lag" Motor 67

Chapter XIII Method of Obtaining Difference of Phase by Magnetic Shielding 71

Chapter XIV Type of Tesla Single-Phase Motor 76

Chapter XV Motors with Circuits of Different Resistance 79

Chapter XVI Motor with Equal Magnetic Energies is Field and Armature 81

Chapter XVII Motors with Coinciding Maxima of Magnetic Effect in Armature and Field 83

Chapter XVIII Motor Based on the Difference of Phase in the Magnetization of the Inner and Outer Parts of an Iron Core 88

Chapter XIX Another Type of Tesla Induction Motor 92

Chapter XX Combinations of Synchronizing Motor and Torque Motor 95

Chapter XXI Motor with a Condenser in the Armature Circuit 101

Chapter XXII Motor with Condenser in One of the Field Circuits 106

Chapter XXIII Tesla Polyphase Transformer 109

Chapter XXIV A Constant Current Transformer with Magnetic Shield Between Coils of Primary and Secondary 113

Part II The Tesla Effects with High Frequency and High Potential Currents

Chapter XXV Introductory the Scope of the Tesla Lectures 119

Chapter XXVI The New York Lecture. Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency, and Their Application to Methods of Artificial Illumination, May 20, 1891 145

Chapter XXVII The London Lecture. Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency, February 3, 1892 198

Chapter XXVIII The Philadelphia and St. Louis Lecture. On Light and Other High Frequency Phenomena, February and March, 1893 294

Chapter XXIX Tesla Alternating Current Generators fob High Frequency 374

Chapter XXX Alternate Current Electrostatic Induction Apparatus 392

Chapter XXXI "Massage" with Currents of High Frequency 394

Chapter XXXII Electric Discharge in Vacuum Tubes 396

Part III Miscellaneous Inventions and Writings

Chapter XXXIII Method of Obtaining Direct from Alternating Curtents 409

Chapter XXXIV Condensers with Plates in Oil 418

Chapter XXXV Electrolytic Registering Meter 420

Chapter XXXVI Thermo-Magnetic Motors and Pyro-Magnetic Generators 424

Chapter XXXVII Anti-Sparking Dynamo Brush and Commutator 432

Chapter XXXVIII Auxiliary Brush Regulation of Direct Current Dynamos 438

Chapter XXXIX Improvement in Dynamo and Motor Construction 448

Chapter XL Tesla Direct Current Arc Lighting System 451

Chapter XLI Improvement in Unipolar Generators 465

Part IV Appendix: Early Phase Motors and the Tesla Oscillators

Chapter XLII Mr. Tesla's Personal Exhibit at the World's Fair 477

Chapter XLIII The Tesla Mechanical and Electrical Oscillators 486

Customer Reviews