Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
The nothing lit the bulb.
So naturally Tesla says something is left inside to light the bulb.
Have you got a source and link about that? He probably wasn't able to draw a perfect vacuum for starters. Even with good vacuum equipment something
is left, the better the equipment, the less is left inside, but it's probably not "nothing".
The 'nothing' refers to the 'ether' which does not exist per
Einstein as I was told on ATS and many many forums.
So a nothing lit the bulb. An inside joke, sorry.
So here is how:
The 'medium' whatever (or nothing ) moves physical mass of the left
behind atoms and knocks them up against the glass and lights up
from high voltage and high frequency one way pulses. This is very
important since ac becomes one way at high voltage and frequency
and even more so at 1/4 wave cycle impulses. At high frequency
taking each 4th turn is only helping the flow. The pounding and brief
relaxation involves physical and electrical lighting and heating
of the left over gas atoms against the glass bulb.
This is not electron flow from a TV tube that has electrons available
around a heated filament to be drawn away by high voltage.
The high voltage pushes the carriers in the medium.
Something like bar magnets push each other through a medium.
Thus a flow in the medium exists. A pressure flow.
Tesla used the mechanical vacuum means at that time but mentioned the
need for electrical means which he might have noted in his
"Colorado Springs Notes" as well as in his "Experiments.." document.
His locked up inventions should have this electrical vacuum machine and
only those allowed to use them profited. So my guess is there might be
electrical vacuum machines around today. One might suspect as well
that the high vacuum is used in the fabrication of saucer parts.