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Joule, James Prescott

Syllabification: Joule, James Prescott
Pronunciation: /jo͞ol
 
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Definition of Joule, James Prescott in English:

( 1818–89), British physicist. He established that all forms of energy were basically the same and interchangeable—the first law of thermodynamics. The Joule-Thomson effect, discovered with William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) in 1852, led to the development of the refrigerator and to the science of cryogenics.

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