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Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Charles Proteus Steinmetz - photo, 1918.jpg
Photo portrait from General Lectures on Electrical Engineering (1918 ed.)
Born Carl August Rudolph Steinmetz
9 April 1865(1865-04-09)
Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation
Died 26 October 1923 (58)
Schenectady, New York
Alma mater University of Breslau (1888)
Workplace(s) General Electric Co.
Affiliations Union College (Schenectady), 1902-23

Charles Proteus Steinmetz (April 9, 1865 - October 26, 1923), born Carl August Rudolph Steinmetz, was a German-born American mathematician and electrical engineer, famed in his day as the Wizard of Schenectady among other press appellations. His important contributions to the sciences include the law of hysteresis, his symbolic method of calculating alternating current, and his theory of electrical transients.

General Electric engineer and inventor Charles Steinmetz rests on a rock in Thompson's Lake in Albany County, New York. (miSci, 1894).

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