Nikola Tesla: Alternating Currrent

Nikola Tesla was born July 10th 1856 in the village of Smiljan in the Austrian Empire. From an early age it was seen that Nikola was an avid inventor and interested in Electricity. He went on to study Electrical Engineering at Austrain Polytechnic University in Graz. Tesla found that Edison's development of direct current was a great discovery but also found it to be flawed. Tesla developed what he called a polyphase alternating current system of generators, motors, and transformers. Tesla and Edison both felt that their system of electricity was more sufficient than the other, and a bitter war between alternating and direct current ensued.

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  1. Beiser, A. (1988). Physical Science (2nd Edition) . New York, NY: McGraw Hill
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