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James Prescott Joule

James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) was an English physicist and brewer, born in Salford, Lancashire. Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work. This led to the law of conservation of energy, which led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after James Joule. He worked with Lord Kelvin to develop the absolute scale of temperature the kelvin. 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. (from wikipedia.org)

The Discovery of Energy: James Prescott Joule & William Thomson


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James Prescott Joule - wikipedia
James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) was an English physicist and brewer, born in Salford, Lancashire. Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work.
Statistical Mechanics and Chemical Dynamics - Jim Joule
Adiabatic Processes. Equivalence of Work and Heat. Joule's Other Experiment. The Compressibility Factor. Thought Experiment. The Joule-Thomson Effect.
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This is a documentary charting the progress of scientists throughout history who attempted to harness the ultimate limit of cold, known as absolute zero.

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Memoir of James Prescott Joule
By Osborne Reynolds, 1842-1912. Published in 1892. Publisher: [Manchester] Manchester literary and philosophical society. Book Contributor: Cornell University Library.
The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule
By James Prescott Joule, 1818-1889. Published in 1884. Topics: Physics, Chemistry. Publisher: London : The Society. Book Contributor: University of Connecticut Libraries.
The Joint Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule
By James Prescott Joule, 1818-1889. Published in 1887. Topics: Physical Society of London, Physics, Chemistry. Publisher: London, Taylor and Francis. Book Contributor: Northeastern University, Snell Library.
The Free Expansion of Gases
By Joseph Sweetman Ames, 1864-1943; Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, 1778-1850; William Thomson Kelvin, 1824-1907; James Prescott Joule, 1818-1889. Published in 1898. Publisher: New York, London : Harper. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.