- the generation of heat by the passage of electricity through a resistance.
Origin of Joule effect
First recorded in 1875–80; named after J. P. Joule
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- Also called: Joule heating the production of heat as the result of a current flowing through a conductorSee Joule's law
- an increase in length of certain ferromagnetic materials when longitudinally magnetized
C20: named after James Prescott Joule