An electrical engineer works on a range of components, devices, and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. Being an electrical engineer is important because with the increase in industrialization, an increasing proportion of electric power is used for the lighting of shops, offices, homes and for exterior lighting. Man is freed from heavy physical work through the use of electrical devices. Tesla was a brilliant scientist who left a powerful and fascinating legacy.
Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, Australian Empire (current Croatia) on July 10, 1856. His parents, Milutin Tesla was the father of Nikola, who was an Orthodox priest, and his mother, Duka Tesla, very an intelligent homemaker. Nikola studied in many schools when he was young. Nikola studied in many schools when he was young. In the Smiljan school he had an education in German, arithmetic and religion. In 1870, he enrolled in the Higher Royal Gymnasium in Karlovac, as he was so intelligent that he finished his four-year course in three years in 1873. In 1875, he went to the Australian Polytechnic School in Graz, Austria, to obtain a Military Frontier scholarship. He was successful in his first year, but in the second year he was there, he was involved in some gambling which affected him to do bad, which ruined his graduation and did not receive a degree.
Working at the Central Telegraph in 1881 he worked as a draftsman. In 1882 he was hired by the Edison Continuous Company in France. In 1884 he was transferred to New York to work for Thomas Edison. He was helping Edison redesign the DC generators. Edison tricked Tesla into improving Edison’s inefficient engines and generators, which caused Tesla to resign. Westinghouse was inspired by Nikola’s work, so he hired him in 1888. George Westinghouse liked his idea about the polyphaser system, which could develop the AC power supply system. Tesla and Westinghouse were working on the AC system while competing with Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison was trying to sell his DC system, but seeing that there were more people interested in the AC system, Edison soon conducted a negative press campaign to sabotage people’s interest in AC. Surprisingly, Edison’s plans did not go where he wanted them to go where he wanted them to be. In 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition chose Westinghouse Corporation to supply rays in Chicago, and then Tesla showed demonstrations of its AC system. The electrical system of alternating current (AC) designed by Tesla was the leading food system of the 20th century. Tesla filed several patents for AC-based inventions by the end of 1887. In 1895, at Niagara Falls, Tesla designed AC first hydroelectric power plants. Subsequently, it was feeding the city of Buffalo, New York. In the 19th century, Tesla established that “Tesla Coil” was the beginning of wireless technologies. Tesla coils are used in radios; It also works with a capacitor (a device used to store an electrical charge) to resonate the voltage of a power source. Using its coil, to study florescence, X-rays, radio, wireless energy and electromagnetism in the earth.
At the New York hotel, Tesla was living his last years, working on new inventions, even when his energy and mental health had disappeared. In his last years, Tesla was feeding pigeons and affirmed that he was communicating with them. He died on January 7, 1943, for unknown reasons in a hotel in New York City. Then, after examining the body, he died of coronary thrombosis.
Nikola Tesla had many accomplishments and accolades. “Elliott Cresson Medal” was awarded to Nikola Tesla in 1894. He was honored with “The Order of Prince Danilo I” in 1895. He was awarded the “John Scott Medal” in 1934. He also received of Order of the White Eagle in 1936. In 1937 he got the award of “University of Paris Medal”
He had a lot of impact on other people. Nikola inventing air conditioning had a great impact on modern technology, architecture and lifestyles of people. It was better than Edison’s (DC), more people bought AC. It was in everyone’s home, street and buildings. If it were not for Tesla, we would not have this technology for a couple of years.
Nikola Tesla had worked very hard to satisfy the world, which he had achieved and revealed many ideas to many engineers. ” The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.” – Nikola Tesla. One of the key characters of Nikola was that he persevered. When Nikola has obstacles in his life, he easily crosses them because he strives to achieve his goals. There were some famous inventors who copied his work, designs and ideas such as Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi. He easily penetrated each obstacle as if it were water. “I don’t care that they stole my idea. I care that they don’t have any of their own. – Nikola Tesla