James Prescott Joule

Physicist, Academic

1818 – 1889

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Who was James Prescott Joule?

James Prescott Joule FRS . This led to the law of conservation of energy, and this led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named for James Joule. He worked with Lord Kelvin to develop the absolute scale of temperature. Joule also made observations of magnetostriction, and he found the relationship between the current through a resistor and the heat dissipated, which is now called Joule's first law.

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Born
Dec 24, 1818
Salford, Greater Manchester
Also known as
  • Джоуль, Джеймс
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University of Manchester
Lived in
  • Sale, Piedmont
Died
Oct 11, 1889
Sale

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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