Monday, October 7, 2013

Engineering Quote of the Week - Nikola Tesla

"Engineering, electrical and mechanical, is positive in results. There is scarcely a subject that cannot be mathematically treated and the effects calculated or the results determined beforehand from the available theoretical and practical data. The carrying out into practise of a crude idea as is being generally done is, I hold, nothing but a waste of energy, money and time."
                                                                                                                      ~Nikola Tesla

("The Electrical Experimenter," Volume VI, No. 70, February, 1919, Page 744.)

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