The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla

Thomas Commerford Martin

Series: Historical Figures
BISAC: BIO015000




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In 1893 Nikola Tesla oversaw the writing and publication of this book that details his pioneer electrical inventions and impressive range of thought at that time. It covers the results of ten full years and includes his lectures, miscellaneous articles and discussions, and notes of all his inventions with a particular emphasis on those dealing with polyphase motors and the effects obtained with currents of high potential and high frequency.

Part 1. Polyphase Currents

Chapter 1. Biographical and Introductory

Chapter 2. A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers

Chapter 3. The Tesla Rotating Magnetic Field—Motors with Closed Conductors—Synchronizing Motors—Rotating Field Transformers

Chapter 4. Modifications and Expansions of the Tesla Polyphase Systems

Chapter 5. Utilizing Familiar Types of Generators of the Continuous Current Type

Chapter 6. Method of Obtaining Desired Speed of Motor or Generator

Chapter 7. Regulator for Rotary Current Motors

Chapter 8. Single Circuit, Self-starting Synchronizing Motors

Chapter 9. Change from Double Current to Single Current Motors

Chapter 10. Motor with "Current Lag" Artificially Secured

Chapter 11. Another Method of Transformation from a Torque to a Synchronizing Motor

Chapter 12. "Magnetic Lag" Motor

Chapter 13. Method of Obtaining Difference of Phase by Magnetic Shielding

Chapter 14. Type of Tesla Single-Phase Motor

Chapter 15. Motors with Circuits of Different Resistance

Chapter 16. Motor with Equal Magnetic Energies in Field and Armature

Chapter 17. Motors with Coinciding Maxima of Magnetic Effect in Armature and Field

Chapter 18. Motor Based on the Difference of Phase in the Magnetization of the Inner and Outer Parts of an Iron Core

Chapter 19. Another Type of Tesla Induction Motor

Chapter 20. Combinations of Synchronizing Motor and Torque Motor

Chapter 21. Motor with a Condenser in the Armature Circuit

Chapter 22. Motor with Condenser in One of the Field Circuits

Chapter 23. Tesla Polyphase Transformer

Chapter 24. A Constant Current Transformer with Magnetic Shield between Coils of Primary and Secondary

Part 2. The Tesla Effects with High Frequency and High Potential Currents

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