Nikola Tesla y la Batalla de las Corrientes

Translated title of the contribution: Nikola Tesla and the Battle of the Currents

Carmen Luisa Vásquez Stanescu, Ramon Enrique Perez Pineda, Rodrigo Ramírez Pisco

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The electrical engineer Nikola Tesla is one of the scientists who made the most important contributions to the development of electrical science and technology in the last 100 years. During his 86 years of life, most of them as a resident of the USA, he dedicated them to subjects as diverse as electricity and electromagnetism, among others, being several decades ahead of the physics of his time. He is considered the father of alternating current, with patents granted, some of them after his death. His life is fascinating, not only for his inventions but also for the stories and tales that surround him. He starred in the famous period known as the Battle of the Currents, whose opponent was the renowned Thomas Alva Edison, an environment that has served as a script for several documentaries and films. The purpose of the present work is to describe part of its history and, especially, of this famous period. We hope that readers will be as fascinated with the life and work of this character as many of us are in appreciating the invaluable legacy of his technological developments.
Translated title of the contributionNikola Tesla and the Battle of the Currents
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)64-72
Number of pages9
JournalPublicaciones En Ciencia Y Tecnología
Issue number13
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2019


  • Battle of currents
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electromagnetism
  • Nikola tesla
  • Thomas alva edison

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 317A Electricity and Energy


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