Tesla Coil

Tesla Coil

By: William Salisbury

A Tesla Coil is a way to send electricity with out wires. It is made up of a primary coil with a capacitor and a secondary coil with it s on capacitor. When charged it makes a strong magnetic field that quickly collapses on it self. This made an light bulb that was not hooked up to a power source several feet away light up. If the Tesla coil has an adjustable spark gap, a person could change the voltage of the coil. By changing the voltage you can have these cool light shows.

This is important to engineering because radios and television are using a variation of this technology. It also changed the way we think about electricity.

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