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James Prescott Joule

James Prescott Joule Biography

Scientist


ABOUT
Scientist whose discoveries in heat and energy led to the Law of conservation of energy and the First law of thermodynamics.
BEFORE FAME
In 1845, he published a paper observing that mechanical power can be turned into heat.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Amelia Grimes.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He used discoveries by Sir Isaac Newton to help understand his findings.
TRIVIA
The international unit of movement and heat was named "joule" after his advancements in science and thermodynamics.

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