Tesla Scientific references and recommended reading list

The Tesla Scientific references and recommended reading list is the perfect place to start your studies on Nikola Tesla’s scientific work and inventions. The books and videos in this list have been hand-picked because they hold a vast wealth of essential information that will help every experimenter get a deeper practical understanding, and most importantly, how to apply the knowledge.

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Nikola Tesla on His Work With Alternating Currents and Their Application to Wireless Telegraphy, Telephony, and Transmission of Power: An Extended Interview (Tesla Presents Series, Pt. 1)

This book documents Tesla’s side of the argument during the court hearing over the invention of radio. Tesla describes the workings of his wireless electrical transmission system in great detail, and points out where his followers and ‘radio men’ have gone wrong in their understanding and application of ‘wireless’.

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The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla

This book is truly a goldmine of useful and practical information wherein Nikola Tesla describes some of his experiments and apparatus in as much detail as one could ever hope for. An absolute must for any self-respecting Tesla experimenter.

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Nikola Tesla: Colorado Springs Notes, 1899-1900

Colorado Springs Notes is Nikola Tesla’s account of his experimental research at Colorado Springs. It’s mostly technical and contains everything you need to know if you want to build your own working scale model Magnifying Transmitter.

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Crystal Radio Initiative by Eric Dollard

This is a whiteboard video presentation by Eric Dollard explaining the technical details of the Crystal Radio Initiative to help get you started. He explains the basics of AM radio, how crystal radio works, and how Tesla’s work is absolutely fundamental to its operation. Be sure to check it out, it’s ideal for beginners and experienced engineers alike.

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A Common Language for Electrical Engineering: Lone Pine Writings (Volume 1)

Eric Dollard’s teachings have been instrumental in the formation of Tesla Scientific. He is a true modern genius in the field of electrical engineering. This book is a collection of notes written at Lone Pine, California.

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Elementary lectures on electric discharges, waves and impulses: and other transients

Elementary Lectures On Electric Discharges, Waves And Impulses by C. P. Steinmetz introduces the reader to travelling waves and impulses along transmission lines and transmission structures such as coils.

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Classic Energy Videos

The Classic Energy Videos set includes some of the earliest footage of “exotic” technologies that was made available to the public. The video set covers many different technologies, but of most interest are Eric Dollard’s presentations in which he lays the groundwork that’s the key to understanding Nikola Tesla’s work and technology. Some of these videos are freely available to watch on youtube, but by purchasing a copy you get a lot more, and help to support and continue the development and application of Tesla’s work through Tesla Scientific and EPD Laboratories, Inc. which is Eric’s non-profit organisation.

The Classic Energy Videos package includes these two videos:

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Extraluminal Transmission and Telluric Research Combo by Eric Dollard

Electrical energy propagates through the earth. Seismic activity (earthquakes) produces huge disturbances and signals that can be detected up to 48 hours in advance by Eric Dollard’s Advance Seismic Warning System. Extraluminal Transmission and Telluric Research Combo is a video documentation of the equipment that made up the unique earthquake detection system at Eric’s Landers facility.

AT&T Archives: Similiarities of Wave Behavior (Bonus Edition)

An excellent video illustrating how waves behave on electrical transmission lines, and Tesla coils.

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The Secret of Nikola Tesla

This isn’t an educational or 100% factual film, but it probably contains more accurate information than a lot of “documentaries” that are available about Nikola Tesla, so it’s definitely worth watching. Included for entertainment purposes.