Joule Definition

Definition of Joule

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Definition of Joule:

The joule is the basic SI unit of energy. A joule is equal to the kinetic energy of a kilogram mass moving at the speed of one meter per second.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Joule Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-joule-604543. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Joule Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-joule-604543 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Joule Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-joule-604543 (accessed May 21, 2018).