• WordNet 3.6
    • n Joule English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)
    • n joule a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n joule (Physics) A unit of work which is equal to 107 ergs (the unit of work in the C. G. S. system of units), and is equivalent to one watt-second, the energy expended in one second by an electric current of one ampere in a resistance of one ohm; also called the absolute joule. It is abbreviated J or j. The international joule is slightly larger, being 1.000167 times the absolute joule. The absolute joule is approximately equal to 0.737562 foot pounds, 0.239006 gram-calories (small calories), and 3.72506 x 10-7 horsepower-hours, and 0.000948451 B.t.u.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n joule An electrical unit proposed by Siemens. It is the work done in one second when the rate of working is one watt: in other words, that done in one second in maintaining a current of one ampere against a resistance of one ohm.
    • n joule A practical unit of work or energy equal to 107 ergs, 0.10197 + kilogram-meters, 0.2388+ calories, or 0.7376+ foot-pounds. It was formally adopted as a unit by the international Congress in Chicago (1893) and was legalized in the United States in 1894.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Joule jōōl the practical unit of electrical energy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the distinguished English physicist, James Prescott Joule, 1818-1889)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
After James Prescott Joule (1818-89).


In literature:

His name was James Prescott Joule.
"A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Mr. Joule is still among us.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
Joule worked out the mechanical equivalent of heat by means of his now famous experiment of churning water.
"Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation" by George McCready Price
One joule equals approximately 0.74 foot pound.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
It is only forty-six years since Professor Joule first demonstrated the mutual relations of all the manifestations of nature's energy.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
On December 17, 1840, Mr. Joule communicated to the Royal Society a paper on the production of heat by Voltaic electricity.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Joule gave us some good illustrations of this principle of the conservation of energy.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
C., on the scale of Joule's mercury thermometer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Joule's unit of heat is the quantity necessary to raise one pound of water from 60 deg.
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
Joule of Manchester was the first to verify Mayer's law quantitatively.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc

In news:

View full size Joules Freiboth.
Joule's bacteria strain produced ethanol.
Different variants can also make polymers and other high-value chemicals that are ordinarily derived from petroleum, according to Joule.
Both internal medicine physicians, have joined the staff of East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St, Alcoa.
Boston-area biofuel startup Joule and Audi today announced a partnership, where the automaker will test and validate Joule 's fuels for the auto industry.
In 2008, Dallas oilman Tim Headington developed the luxury Joule Hotel at 1530 Main.
The lobby of the Joule Hotel is a dark cavern that stretches far into the building.
Joule 's Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi demonstrate the importance of being earnest.
Revel and Joule 's Rachel Yang Talks Kids.
Joule 's strength lies in its refusal to be defined, and that's why Seattle Weekly has chosen to give Yang and Chirchi the Innovation Award this year.
Love Joule, Japan's first female masturbation bar, opened its doors in Tokyo in July.
Tokyo's Shibuya district, where masturbation bar Love Joule opened.
View full size Courtesy of Joule Unlimited Joule Unlimited has an ethanol and diesel production testing facility in Leander, Texas, where arrays of bacteria gather sunlight and carbon dioxide and convert them to fuel.
Gunnar Optiks Joule, Image: Gunnar Optiks.
In Thursday's news: Rep Joule won't seek re-election.

In science:

Several utility functions to be maximized are considered, and, among them, we cite the received SINR, and the transmitter energy efficiency, which is measured in bit/Joule, and represents the number of successfully delivered bits for each energy unit used for transmission.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
The efficiency-function (1) is measured in bit/joule, and represents the number of data bits that are delivered error-free at the receiver for each Joule of energy used for transmission.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
Meng, “Bits-per-Joule capacity of energy-limited wireless networks,” IEEE Trans.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
Achieved energy efficiency (bit/Joule) at the NE versus the number of active users for three different non-cooperative games, i.e. (a) Algorithm 2, (b) joint power control and uplink receiver design, (c) power control with a matched filter at the receiver .
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
To unify results, the value must appear in Joules.
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