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TESLA (T) unit for magnetic flux density introduced in 1960 in Paris
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  07/31/2020 | Science , Education | Unrated
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was born and educated in Croatia, where he was enthused for electricity by Martin Sekulić

Tesla s knjigom Ruđera Boškovića
Nikola Tesla with the book of Ruđer Bošković, distinguished Croatian scientist, Theory of Natural Philosophy,
published in 1758 in Vienna. The photo was taken 1896 in New York,
in front of the spiral coil of the high frequency transformer (Tesla's coil) in his laboratory in the Houston Street.


TESLA (T) is a unit for magnetic induction, that is, of the magnetic flux density, introduced in 1960 (October 18th) in Paris by the General Conference on Weights and Measures (in French, Bureau international des poids et mesures). It is a part of basic SI derived units. With this article, we mark 60 years since introducing this important unit.

In his autobiography published in 1919, describing his schooling in Croatia, Tesla wrote: "I had become intensely interested in electricity under the stimulating influence of my Professor of Physics, who was an ingenious man and often demonstrated the principles by apparatus of his own invention." The name of Tesla's professor, when Nikola was at the age of 14-17, was Martin Sekulić.

Electrical Experimenter, travanj 1919.
Martin Sekulić in 1868. The epithet of "ingenious person" Tesla provides in his entire autobiography only for his mother and for Martin Sekulić.

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