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Old May 29th, 2002, 11:20 AM
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Who are your favorite engineers?

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Nikola Tesla ( for inventing A.C motor/generator)
Ludwig Prandtl (for his discovery of boundary layers that revolutionized fluid mechanics)
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Old May 29th, 2002, 11:33 AM
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also diesel.

for he is the only person whose engines are called by the same name and they are not used as NOUNS

That is to say diesel is written as diesel rather than Diesel.
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My favourate is the scientist who gave this equation:

E= mc^2
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Thomas Edison who gave us so many things which we use quite prolifically today.

Light bulb.... cinema projectors.... et-al
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yes, but all those things run on A.C power generated via A.C generator invented by Nikola Tesla.
BTW, Edison reneged on a promise to Tesla turning them into bitter enemies..
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dhurru the koschan is who the favorite is not who would be the guy witout whom others woulnt have been possible!!

I am uncertain usually so mah fav is Hiesenberg!!
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Michaelson and morley
Enrico Fermi
Edwin Hubble
Galelio
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ok My fav is Me!! man i am an engineer not necessariyl an inventor.....but an engineer is known more by his philosophy of his engneering rather then by his ................BS rit!!
ha ha ha!!
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sounds like you are a physicist....all the names mentioned are known physicists..i don't think they have an engineering background.
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