Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Joule

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6606

\ jü(ә)l also ÷ jaü(ә)l\ n [James P. Joule] (1882) (J) The SI unit of work and energy, equal to 1 m N, that replaces a variety of not-quite-equal older joules as well as numerous calories, all of which equal 4.18–4.19 J. Six different  British Thermal Units are all about equal to 1,055 J. (Serway RA, Faugh JS, Bennett CV (2005) College physics. Thomas, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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