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EtymologyEdit

Named after the English physicist James Prescott Joule.

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joule (plural joules)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of energy, work and heat; the work required to exert a force of one newton for a distance of one metre. Also equal to the energy of one watt of power for a duration of one second. Symbol: J
    The Greisen–Zatsepin–Kuzmin limit (GZK limit) is a theoretical upper limit on the energy of cosmic rays (high energy charged particles from space) coming from "distant" sources. The limit is 5×1019 eV, or about 8 joules. The limit is set by slowing-interactions of cosmic ray protons with the microwave background radiation over long distances (~163 million light-years). The limit is at the same order of magnitude as the upper limit for energy at which cosmic rays have experimentally been detected. For example, one ultra-high-energy cosmic ray has been detected which appeared to possess a record 50 joules (312 million TeV) of energy (about the same as a 60 mph baseball).WP

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joule m

  1. joule (the derived unit of energy, work and heat)

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PronunciationEdit

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joule m (plural joules)

  1. joule

FinnishEdit

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joule

  1. joule

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PronunciationEdit

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joule m (plural joules)

  1. joule (unit of measure)

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English joule and this of named after the English physicist James Prescott Joule.

NounEdit

joule m (plural joules)

  1. joule

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joule m (invariable)

  1. joule

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

joule m (plural joules)

  1. joule (derived unit of energy, work and heat)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English joule and this of named after the English physicist James Prescott Joule.

NounEdit

joule m (plural joules)

  1. joule

SynonymsEdit