Induction Electric Motor

Invented By Nikola Tesla

Who: Nikola Tesla

  • Born in July of 1856 in what is now Croatia
  • Came to U.S. in 1884
  • Worked with Thomas Edison for awhile but they eventually parted ways
  • First became interested in electrical invention because his mother invented small household appliances in her spare time when he was a kid

"Nikola Tesla." N.p., n.d. Web


Why and What:

  • In 1882, Nikola Tesla discovered the rotating magnetic field, a fundamental principle in physics and one of the greatest discoveries of all times
  • In February, 1882, Nikola Tesla was walking with his friend through a city park in Budapest, Hungary
  • Suddenly the solution to the rotating magnetic field, which he had been seeking for a long time, flashed through his mind. He saw clearly in his mind an iron rotor spinning rapidly in a rotating magnetic field, produced by the interaction of two alternating currents out of step with each other
  • He then constructed the first Induction Electric Motor


"Tesla Constructs the First Indduction Motor." Tesla Constructs the First Indduction Motor. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2016. <http://www.teslasociety.com/strasbourg.htm>.

Where: Budapest, Hungary

  • Nikola Tesla invented the induction electric motor in Budapest, Hungary
  • The idea came to him while he was walking with a friend around Budapest and then he constructed it


"Tesla Constructs the First Indduction Motor." Tesla Constructs the First Indduction Motor. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2016. <http://www.teslasociety.com/strasbourg.htm>.

When: 1882

  • The induction electric motor was thought of in February of 1882
  • Tesla began constructing his invention shortly after the idea came to him in 1882


"Tesla Constructs the First Indduction Motor." Tesla Constructs the First Indduction Motor. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2016. <http://www.teslasociety.com/strasbourg.htm>.