The Tesla Coil

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The Tesla Coil

The Tesla Coil

The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla Biography of a Geniousby Marc J. SeiferThis book focuses on the life of Nikola Tesla, a brilliant scientist so ahead of his time he was even claimed to be an alien. My project focuses on one of his most famous inventions, the Tesla Coil. The Tesla coil was made by Nikola in 1891. He wanted to be able to conduct several experiments with electricity, which he required the coil for. He tested lighning, x-rays, electrotherapy, phosphores, and transmitting electrical energy without wires. The tesla coil wa used for medical equiptment and for sparkgap radio transmitters.

Marc J. SeiferMarc was born in 1948 in New York City. He is one of the most foremost graphology experts and is an acknowledged authority on Tesla's life. Marc ha swritten over 70 scientific articles and teaches psychology in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Who? Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), born in Croatia.What? A special type of transformer that produces electricity of 3 kinds: high voltage, low current, amd high frequency.When? 1891Where? New York CityHow? A tesla coil uses high voltage, unlike regular transformers. It's windings are coupled with a big gap inbetween them. This makes the windings share only about 15% of their magnetic fields instead of usually tightly wound 97%. The coil transfers the energy from the primary circuit to the secondary from radio frequency cycles until it runs out. The secondary output will transfer over 85% of the original energy, which is much more than normal transformers.

Tesla Coils TodayTesla Coils are seldom used today. They are mostly owned by hardcore fans of Tesla and used by people performing. Several museums such as the Museum Science and Industry. People using it to perform will have the coil send out electricity with notes of a song, which you can see 2 of below!


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