inventor of AC Induction Motor in 1888.
Tesla, Nikola (18561943), Serbian-born American physicist,
electrical engineer, and inventor, recognized as one of the outstanding
pioneers in the electric power field.
Tesla as a young man(3)
In 1888 Tesla designed the first practical system of generating and transmitting alternating current for electric power. The American rights to this epoch-making invention were bought by the American inventor George Westinghouse, who demonstrated (1893) the system for the first time at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Two years later Tesla's alternating-current motors were installed at the Niagara Falls power project.
Tesla's many inventions include high-frequency generators (1890)
and the Tesla coil (1891), a transformer with important applications
in the field of radio communications
Honors and awards
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Footnotes & References
|1||At Tesla's time this part of the world belonged to the Austrian-Hungarian empire and Tesla's city of birth was called Lika, now known as Smiljan, Croatia|
|2||For an excelent biography go to: http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/index.html|
|3||courtesy Nikola Tesla museum Belgrado|