the standard unit of work or energy in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the work done by a force of one newton when its point of application moves through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force: equivalent to 107 ergs and one watt-second. Abbreviations: J, j
- Also called new·ton-me·ter [noot-n-mee-ter, nyoot-] /ˈnut nˌmi tər, ˈnyut-/ .
- Compare kilogram-meter.
Other definitions for Joule (2 of 2)
James Prescott, 1818–89, English physicist.
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How to use joule in a sentence
However, building out a national hydrogen economy that is both competitive and clean will not be easy, say the authors of a commentary article in joule.Scientists Just Laid Out a Game Plan for Building a Clean Hydrogen Economy | Edd Gent | August 16, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The jump from 2019 to 2020 could be as low as 1 sextillion joules, the team found.2020 was warmest year on record for Earth’s oceans | Maria Temming | February 10, 2021 | Science News For Students
That’s why joule’s simulation speed peaked at 16,384 cores, a fraction of its total 86,400 cores.
joule is the 81st fastest supercomputer in the world, takes up dozens of server racks, consumes up to 450 kilowatts of power, and required tens of millions of dollars to build.
At a point, scaling a supercomputer like joule no longer produces better results in this kind of problem.
A kite thus constructed will, as is stated by Dr joule of Manchester, 'stand in the air with almost absolute steadiness.
The experiments of Rumford, Davy, and joule were instrumental in establishing the equivalence of mechanical energy and heat.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
The experiment has been repeated in various forms, and the value now accepted for joule's equivalent is 777.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
Thus to joule we owe the foundation of chemical dynamics and the basis of thermal chemistry.
The phenomena of "shooting stars" were explained by Mr. joule in 1847 by the heat developed by bodies rushing into our atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for joule (1 of 2)
the derived SI unit of work or energy; the work done when the point of application of a force of 1 newton is displaced through a distance of 1 metre in the direction of the force. 1 joule is equivalent to 1 watt-second, 10 7 ergs, 0.2390 calories, or 0.738 foot-pound: Symbol: J
British Dictionary definitions for Joule (2 of 2)
James Prescott. 1818–89, English physicist, who evaluated the mechanical equivalent of heat and contributed to the study of heat and electricity
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Scientific definitions for joule (1 of 2)
The SI derived unit used to measure energy or work. One joule is equal to the energy used to accelerate a body with a mass of one kilogram using one newton of force over a distance of one meter. One joule is also equivalent to one watt-second.
Scientific definitions for Joule (2 of 2)
British physicist who demonstrated that heat is a form of energy. His work established the law of conservation of energy, stating that energy is never destroyed but may be converted from one form into another. The joule unit of energy is named for him.
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