All of you engineer-types please have a read and tell me what you think Tesla discovered.
Hi Grumpy and all,
I do not really consider myself an engineer type but i will still have a stab at what I think he discovered.
At a first stage he discovered radiation coming from rapidly interrupted high voltage direct currents.
It was the same entity that killed workmen at high voltage DC switches.
This radiation penetrated his body and even the shields he had put up (glass, metal or whatever).
A stinging sensation was felt in his body when it happened.
If this radiation penetrated metal it would charge the metal.
Elihu Thomson also experienced the same effect while working on a Ruhmkorff coil.
Later on Tesla discovered how he could maximize and shape the effect by changing the impulse parameters.
After extensive study found the effect to be:
Unidirectional LONGITUDINAL stuttering shockwaves.
Next he discovered that a helical coil placed in the "shockzone" produced white discharges from the end of the coil.
In these coils he measured a ZERO current condition.
Under these conditions electrons are no longer the "working fluid"
He had created pure Aether streams.
This stream of radiant matter was virtually massless and incompressable. Pure energy!
This is what he discovered and abandoned all his previous work for and dedicated the rest of hist life to.
Well grumpy I hope this is a bit of what you are asking for.....
So now we know what Tesla discovered, what do we do with it?
n.b. For all that are not familiar with the above I second grumpy's advise to read Gerry Vassilatos' book "secrets of cold war technology" Chapter one.
@Milehigh: the above chapter will answer all the questions you asked me, please read it. It would take me forever to rephrase it all....