Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923

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Electrical engineer and inventor.

From the description of Papers, 1922. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50753002

Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-American mathematician and electrical engineer. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers. He made ground-breaking discoveries in the understanding of hysteresis that enabled engineers to design better electric motors for use in industry. Steinmetz emigrated to the United States in 1889. Steinmetz died on October 26, 1923 and was buried in Schenectady, New York.

From the description of Time book, 1889-1893. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 702487013

Charles P. Steinmetz was born in Germany, emigrated to the United States in 1889, and joined General Electric in 1893. He was the author of numerous books and articles on electricity, mathematics, and experimental investigations. Steinmetz patented over 100 inventions and improvements on generators and motors.

From the description of Charles P. Steinmetz papers, 1853-1921. (The Henry Ford). WorldCat record id: 713658808

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referencedIn Arthur Gleason Papers, 1863-1931, (bulk 1900-1923) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923. Chas. Steinmetz. Union College, Schaffer Library
referencedIn Myra Page Papers, 1910-1990 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937. Papers, 1853-1955. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Elihu Thomson Papers, 1865-1944 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923. Papers, 1922. New York State Library
referencedIn Gleason, Arthur, 1878-1923. Arthur Gleason papers, 1863-1931 (bulk 1900-1923). Library of Congress
creatorOf Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923. The theory of relativity II / by Charles P. Steinmetz. Union College, Schaffer Library
creatorOf Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923. Letter : Lynn, Mass., to Heinrich Lux, 1893 Oct. 25. Brown University, Brown University Library
creatorOf [Charles Proteus Steinmetz, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923. [Check] 1904 Dec. 6, Schenectady, N.Y. [to] Empire Laundry / Charles P. Steinmetz. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn General Electric Company. General Electric photograph collection, 1890-1960. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. The Emilio Segrè visual archives, P-S, [ca. 1870]-9999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923. Charles P. Steinmetz papers, 1853-1921. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
creatorOf Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923. Time book, 1889-1893. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn William L. Hamburger prints collection [manuscript], 1928-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alger, Philip L. (Philip Langdon), 1894-1979. Mathematics--the gateway to engineering / by Charles P. Steinmetz and Philip L. Alger. Union College, Schaffer Library
creatorOf Records of the Weather Bureau. 1735 - 1989. Records Relating to Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy
referencedIn Purcell, Edward M. Oral history interview with Edward Mills Purcell, 1977 June 8 and 14. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Alger, Philip L. (Philip Langdon), 1894-1979. person
associatedWith Burndy Library, corporateBody
associatedWith General Electric Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Gleason, Arthur, 1878-1923. person
associatedWith Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Lux, Heinrich. person
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Myra, 1897-1993 person
associatedWith Purcell, Edward M. person
associatedWith Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937. person
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Electric currents, alternating
Electrification
Electrical engineers--19th century
Manuscripts--German
Engineers
Street-railroads--Maintenance and repair
Relativity (Physics)
Motor
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Death 1923-10-26

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