Carnegie Mellon University

Hamerschlag Hall

October 25, 2019

Pileggi on Tesla's legacy

Larry Pileggi commented on Nikola Tesla inventions that should have made the inventor famous, including the Tesla coils. "His work on Tesla coils, which use inductance to generate large voltages (e.g. lightning in the air) are the basis of the circuits used for the first radios ... cathode ray tubes, and more. But the transmission of those large voltages over long distances that could be captured to provide power remotely was never successful.” Read the article here.