AC vs. DC Distribution of Electricity Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla
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Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy city dwellers enjoyed electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had to make due with dirtier and more dangerous lighting technology, such as kerosene lanterns and gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be among the first to supply electric power to more Americans. The early providers would set the standards—and they would reap great profits. Inventor Thomas Edison already had a leading role in the industry: he had invented the first reliable electrical light bulb. By 1882, his Edison Electric Light Company was distributing electricity using a system called direct current, or DC. But an inventor named Nikola Tesla challenged Edison. Tesla believed More...
|Introduction: Lighting the White City|
|Thomas Edison: DC Champion|
|Nikola Tesla: The Challenge of AC|
|Enter George Westing House|
|Rivalry Becomes War|
|Water and Light|
|Epilogue: AC and DC in a Changing World|
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