The joule; (symbol: J), is a derived unit of energy in the International System of Units. It is equal to the energy transferred to (or work done on) an object when a force of one newton acts on that object in the direction of its motion through a distance of one metre (1 newton metre or N?m). It is also the energy dissipated as heat when an electric current of one Ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second. It is named after the English physicist James Prescott Joule (1818–1889). Wikipedia, Joule

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