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Re: Wireless transmission of power,

Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx

In a message dated 3/14/05 7:12:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
Original poster: TCBal@xxxxxxx

Dear Sir:
Tesla never told a lie in his life. Demeaning the dead is easy, isn't it?
You are trying to convince the ignorant to stay away, eh pal?  I have
already transmitted power from my basement to a town 36 miles off.  All
true, I am not a liar either. Simple, as well.  It worked fine.  You are
spouting bull.  You are right, it would be a license to print money...and
it will be...for the govt. that will back it first.  By the way, his radio
worked just fine. It was used by our fleet and liberty ships right up
through the second world war.  His radio system is a very solid basis of
submarine communications today. Tesla invented Radio. Yeah...you had to
give him the polyphase motor...after all...it is everywhere. How is that
Niagara Falls powerhouse doing? I think that worked pretty well too.  A
little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  Tesla fell into your "crackpot"
category, I guess.  Take it elsewhere, like the Tesla Memorial Society.
They don't believe in his work either.  Unlike you,   I will identify
myself. I am still proud of my name: Professor Toby Ballantine

Dear list members,

One should always be proud to sign their name to their published opinions, and many times, one's credentials have to be weighted lest one be taken in by grifters posing as academic authorities. I would recommend that, in deciding how much credence to give the above scientific evaluation of Tesla's work, one should carefully read the following:


Tesla was gifted researcher/engineer and was well aware of the implications of the works of both Hertz and Maxwell and the limitations the latter put on electromagnetic waves. His energy transmission inventions, as patented, did not use electromagnetic radiation for the transmission of energy, they were designed to transmit by conduction. (read the patents).

I don't believe that Tesla would have wasted his time trying that which he knew was mathematically impossible, although many of his detractors claim he tried and failed, while many of his worshippers claim he tried and succeeded, but the results suppressed by conspiracy.

IMHO, both of these positions are just so much "clowning around". (Hey, Rube!!!)

Matt Deming
Physicist/Engineer (rtd)