Rudolf Diesel : A Man Of Science

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Rudolf Diesel
I. Introduction
According to the Famous Scientists web site, Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a man of science who made a big contribution to today`s society. He contributed greatly in the field of mechanical engineering, especially in nowadays transportation powering methods. Diesel is well-known for having invented the diesel engine, however he also happens to be a connoisseur of the arts, a social theorist, and a linguistic whose brilliant mind made breakthroughs which are still much appreciated by the modern society.
II. Early life
Born on March 18, 1858 in a small Paris apartment at 38 Rue de Notre Dame de Nazareth, Rudolf Diesel was the son of Theodor Diesel who was a struggling twenty-eight-year-old leather worker,
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(Grosser p8)
There he discovered The British Museum and the South Kensington Museum. Rudolf was fascinated by the sciences and engineering exhibits. (Grosser p10)
Young Rudolf Diesel was sent to Augsburg by his father to live with his cousin in order to continue the education, which he was able to have in France. He was enrolled in the Königlichen Kreis-Gewerbsshule where it provided outlets for all his deepest interests; there was a chemistry laboratory, a workshop equipped with a forge and machine tools and a municipal art gallery.” By his fourteenth birthday he had decided to become an engineer.” (Grosser p11)
In the autumn of 1873, Rudolf enrolled in the mechanical engineering program of Augsburg’s industrial high school. Later, he would go to the Technische Hochschule (Technical High School) in Munich. As a student engineer, Rudolf showed an intense dislike of waste and waste motion and was appalled when his professor Carl von Linde told his class that the best contemporary steam engines were only 6 to 10 percent efficient. (13). In October of 1879, after Rudolf defeated typhus, the professor arranged for him to
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