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Nikola Tesla Books

Books written by or about Nikola Tesla


Colorado Springs Notes

Nov. 1 - 30, 1899


Want of time compelled omission of following items partly worked out:

Nov. 27, 28 Corrected and completed results of experiments of

Nov. 3 { with wire of different
lengths and ball
} , 19 and 21
Nov. 29, 30 a) Extra coils in series exciting one another,
b) Methods of tuning by telephone,
c) Exciting receiving circuit through small sensitive arc
} complete description

Patent matter worked on Nov. 1 - 30:

Exclusion of messages in telegraphy:

a) Two or more synchronized receiving circuits controlling receiver
b) Key or safety combination
} text to be completed.


Lowercase tau - an irrational constant defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius, equal to the radian measure of a full turn; approximately 6.283185307 (equal to 2π, or twice the value of π).
A natural rubber material obtained from Palaquium trees, native to South-east Asia. Gutta-percha made possible practical submarine telegraph cables because it was both waterproof and resistant to seawater as well as being thermoplastic. Gutta-percha's use as an electrical insulator was first suggested by Michael Faraday.
The Habirshaw Electric Cable Company, founded in 1886 by William M. Habirshaw in New York City, New York.
The Brown & Sharpe (B & S) Gauge, also known as the American Wire Gauge (AWG), is the American standard for making/ordering metal sheet and wire sizes.
A traditional general-purpose dry cell battery. Invented by the French engineer Georges Leclanché in 1866.
Refers to Manitou Springs, a small town just six miles west of Colorado Springs, and during Tesla's time there, producer of world-renown bottled water from its natural springs.
A French mineral water bottler.
Lowercase delta letter - used to denote: A change in the value of a variable in calculus. A functional derivative in functional calculus. An auxiliary function in calculus, used to rigorously define the limit or continuity of a given function.
America's oldest existing independent manufacturer of wire and cable, founded in 1878.
Lowercase lambda letter which, in physics and engineering, normally represents wavelength.
The lowercase omega letter, which represents angular velocity in physics.