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Re: Wireless Transmission

Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>

"The math and physics that I see in the CSN are extremely trivial for
what was known by that time. Everything really valuable in the notes
is empirical or experimental. The calculations are just trivialities,
and the physics virtually nonexistent. It was already mentioned that
Tesla apparently didnt' understand how distributed capacitances work,
and I certainly agree.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz"

	Probably you're correct - the "math" is really arithmetic but he did
know how to calculate inductance and resonant frequency and I know guys
today who don't seem to be able to do that.  I don't remember where
distributed capacitance would have come in.  I don't really know what a
working engineer of that time would have known or used.  Certainly
Tesla's experimental results are of interest, even the ones where he
thought he observed standing waves in the earth.  Apparently he knew how
to design machines (it's incredible the amount of equipment he built or
had built) and it would be interesting to see how he went about that.