Glossary Definition for Joule

Glossary Term: Joule 

Definition

Joule (abbreviated J): A measurement of energy or work. In mechanical systems, it's the a force of one newton, moving an object a distance of one meter.

In electronics, it's the same amount of energy, in electrical units. One joule is one watt of power, applied for one second (a watt-second); or a coulomb of electrical charge raised to a potential of one volt.

Synonyms
  • J

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