James Prescott Joule

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English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)


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Table 2 Famous European scientists with scientific units named after them [3] Scientists Nationality Units 1) James Prescott Joule Britain joule 2) Charles Augustine de Coulomb France coulomb 3) James Watt Britain watt 4) Andre Marie Ampere France ampere 5) Georg Simon Ohm Germany ohm 6) Lord Kelvin Britain kelvin 7) Madam Marie Curie Poland curie 8) Nikola Tesla Austria lesla 9) Issac Newton Britain newton 10) Heinrich Hertz Germany hertz 11) Neils Bohr Denmark Bohr magneton
1818: James Prescott Joule. British physicist, who gave his name to the scientific unit, the joule.
A joule, abbreviated J, in honor of James Prescott Joule, the nineteenth-century English physicist, is a measure of work.
A British physicist, James Prescott Joule (1818-1889), undertook to check this by experimentation.