Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Apr 9, 1865 - Oct 26, 1923

Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-born American mathematician and electrical engineer and professor at Union College. 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 electromagnetic apparatus equipment including especially electric motors for use in industry.
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“There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.”

Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Apr 9, 1865 - Oct 26, 1923
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