# Nikola Tesla (18571943) was an American electrical engineer who experimented with

Chapter 7, Problem P7.5-1

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QUESTION:

Nikola Tesla (1857–1943) was an American electrical engineer who experimented with electric induction. Tesla built a large coil with a very large inductance, shown in Figure P 7.5-1. The coil was connected to a source current

$$i_s$$ = 100 sin 400t A

so that the inductor current $$i_L$$ = $$i_s$$. Find the voltage across the inductor and explain the discharge in the air shown in the figure. Assume that L = 200H and the average discharge distance is 2 m. Note that the dielectric strength of air is $$3 \times 10^6$$ V/m.

QUESTION:

Nikola Tesla (1857–1943) was an American electrical engineer who experimented with electric induction. Tesla built a large coil with a very large inductance, shown in Figure P 7.5-1. The coil was connected to a source current

$$i_s$$ = 100 sin 400t A

so that the inductor current $$i_L$$ = $$i_s$$. Find the voltage across the inductor and explain the discharge in the air shown in the figure. Assume that L = 200H and the average discharge distance is 2 m. Note that the dielectric strength of air is $$3 \times 10^6$$ V/m.

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It is required to find the voltage across the inductor. It can be found using the following formula:

For the given current and inductance we have:

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