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XVII. Photograph showing once more the same with three lamps as before, the lamps being placed on black cloth to improve effect. These photographs were taken under the following conditions:

A cord of section equal to that of wire No. 10 was laid on the field in the form of a square of 62' 5" = 749" = 1902.5 cm side, the center of the square being from the center of the primary loop of the oscillator in the laboratory a little over 60 feet = 720" = 1830 cm. The ends of the square were connected to two small condensers joined in multiple and each having a little less than 1/20 mfd.

log 7500 = 3.875061 Ls = 139,450 cm, or $! {13,945 \over 10^{8}} $! henry
Phot. XVII (?) Experiment to illustrate an inductive effect of an electrical oscillator of great power. The photograph shown is reproduced from Tesla's article(41) in which somewhat different circuit dimensions and position are quoted.


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.