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Nikola Tesla Books

Books written by or about Nikola Tesla

Born. M. and Wolf E. PRINCIPLES OF OPTICS, Third ed. Pergamon Press, 1965, Oxford, p. XXVI.


ОЧЕРКИ ИСТОРИИ РАДИОТЕХНИКИ ، изд. Академия Наук СССР، Mосква، 1960.

English: ESSAYS OF THE HISTORY OF RADIO ENGINEERING, ed. USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1960.


Pocklington H.C. “Electric oscillations in wires”, Proc. Camb. Phyl. Soc. Oct. 25, 1897, vol. ix, p. 324.


Zenneck J. ???LEHRBUCH DER DRAHTLOSEN TELEGRAPHIE, Verlag, Stuttgard, 1915.


Fleming: p. 467.


Fleming: p. 483.


Calzecchi - Onesti T. “Sulla conduttivita elettrica delle limature metalliche”, Nuovo cimento, 1884, v. 16, p. 58, 1885, v. 17, p. 38 (Pisa).

English: Calzecchi Onesti T. "On the electrical conductivity of metallic filings”, Nuovo cimento, 1884, v. 16, p. 58, 1885, v. 17, p. 38 (Pisa).


Tesla: see ref. (25), P-225.


Tesla: see ref. (25), P-228, P-233.


Tesla: see ref. (25), P-237, P-241.


Tesla: see ref. (25), P-245, P-249.


Jackson J.D. CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS, John Wiley, 1975, New York.


Fleming: p. 706.


Terman F. E. and Pettit J. M. ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENTS, McGraw Hill, New York, 1952.


Russell A. “On the magnetic field and inductance coefficients of circular cylindrical, and helical currents”, Phyl. Mag. April, 1907.


Fleming: p. 637.


Maxwell J.C. “A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field”, Phyl. Trans. Roy. Soc., 1865, vol. 155, p. 419.


Erskine-Murray J. A HANDBOOK OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY, Crosby Lockwood, London, 1913, chap. XVII.


Маринчић А. "Тесла один из основоположников современой электротехники", Вопросы истории естествознания и техники, Ак ad. Наук, СССР, Москва, 1976, Выпуск 2 (55)

English: Marinchy A. "Tesla is one of the founders of modern electrical engineering", Questions of the history of natural science and technology, Acad. Nauk, USSR, Moscow, 1976, Issue 2 (55)


Singer S. THE NATURE OF BALL LIGTNING, Plenum Press, 1971, New York.


Капица, П.Л. "Шаровая молния и радиоизлучение линейных молний". Жур. te. физики, 88, 1829, (1968)

English: Kapitsa, P.L. "Ball lightning and radio emission of linear lightning". Zhur. those. Physics, 88, 1829, (1968)


United States Reports, vol. 320, Oct. 1942, Oct. 1943, Washington, MARCONI v. s. U.S.


Bowers B. X-RAYS, Science Museum, London, 1970.


Testimony in behalf of Tesla, Interference No. 21,701, United States Patent Office, New York, 1902.


Letter of Tesla to Morgan J.P. Jan. 9, 1902. (Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade).


Wait J.R. “Propagation of ELF electromagnetic waves and project Sanguine/Seafarer”, IEEE Jour, of Ocean. Eng., Vol OE-2, No. 2, April 1977.


Morrison J.F. and Smith P.H. “The shunt-excited antenna”, Proc. IRE, 1937, v. 25, No. 26.


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.