Re: Tesla Coil Operation - was "Harmonics"
James Clerk Maxwell, in "A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism" volume
two (still in print a century after his death) shows a mechanical model
of induction. He used a differential gear with movable weights to
simulate a variable inductance, and a string working as a band brake to
simulate resistance (loss).
The book is published in the UK, Canada, and US. Dover Publications
#486-60637-6, price: $11.95 (US).
Maxwell seems to be the exception, most of his contemporaries found
analogies between sound, and the generation of sound, to explain