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Re: Resonator theory and Nikola Tesla
Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>
On 27 Feb 01, at 7:24, Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "Marco Denicolai by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <marco.denicolai-at-tellabs-dot-com>
> Hello all.
> While digging for the roots of the air-coupled resonator theory, I
> bumped into the Oberbeck reference
> A. Oberbeck, Wied. Ann. 55, 1895.
> I haven't got the paper, but I know that there the basic laws for
> air-coupled resonators are stated, for the case where L1*C1=L2*C2.
> Now, if I recall Tesla stayed in Colorado Springs from May 1899 until
> early 1900, and there he developed the 2-coil TC and the magnifier.
I do know that Tesla developed the 2-coil system long before CS and
gained a patent based for double tuned circuits which that system
> My questions is, was Tesla aware of Oberbeck's work?
> If he wasn't, how's that possible?
> If he was, so what did he actually invent?
> P.S. If somebody has got handy the Oberbeck paper, please let me have
> a copy of it.
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