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AC/DC : the Savage Tale of the First Standards War.

Author: Tom McNichol
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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AC/DC tells the little-known story of how Thomas Edison wrongly bet in the fierce war between supporters of alternating current and direct current. The savagery of this electrical battle can hardly be imagined today. The showdown between AC and DC began as a rather straightforward conflict between technical standards, a battle of competing methods to deliver essentially the same product, electricity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom McNichol
ISBN: 9780787994884 078799488X 128065029X 9781280650291
OCLC Number: 437173275
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War; Contents; Prologue: NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE; Chapter 1: FIRST SPARKS; Chapter 2: LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE; Chapter 3: ENTER THE WIZARD; Chapter 4: LET THERE BE LIGHT; Chapter 5: ELECTRIFYING THE BIG APPLE; Chapter 6: TESLA; Chapter 7: THE ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS; Chapter 8: OLD SPARKY; Chapter 9: PULSE OF THE WORLD; Chapter 10: KILLING AN ELEPHANT; Chapter 11: TWILIGHT BY BATTERY POWER; Chapter 12: DC'S REVENGE; Epilogue: STANDARDS WARS; Further Readings in Electricity; The Author; Index.

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AC/DC tells the little-known story of how Thomas Edison wrongly bet in the fierce war between supporters of alternating current and direct current. The savagery of this electrical battle can hardly be imagined today. The showdown between AC and DC began as a rather straightforward conflict between technical standards, a battle of competing methods to deliver essentially the same product, electricity.

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