joule equivalent


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Joule e·quiv·a·lent (J),

(jūl),
the dynamic equivalent of heat; the amount of work converted to heat that will raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1°F is 778 foot-pounds; in metric units, 1 calorie, which raises 1 g of water 1°C, equals 4.184 × 107 dyne-centimeters, or 4.184 J.
[James P. Joule]

joule e·quiv·a·lent

(J) (jūl ē-kwiv'ă-lĕnt)
The dynamic equivalent of heat; the amount of work converted to heat that will raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1°F is 778 foot-pounds; in metric units, 1 calorie, which raises 1 gram of water 1°C, equals 4.184 × 107 dyne-centimeters, which equals 4.184 joules.
[James P. Joule]

Joule,

James P., English physicist, 1818-1889.
joule - Synonym(s): unit of heat
Joule equivalent - the dynamic equivalent of heat.