# joule's law

joule's law
noun
Usage: usually capitalized J
Etymology: after J. P. Joule
: either of two statements in physics: (1) the rate at which heat is produced by a steady current in any part of an electric circuit is jointly proportional to the resistance and the square of the current (2) the internal energy of an ideal gas depends only upon its temperature irrespective of volume and pressure — compare joule-thomson effect

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Physics.
1. the principle that the rate of production of heat by a constant direct current is directly proportional to the resistance of the circuit and to the square of the current.
2. the principle that the internal energy of a given mass of an ideal gas is solely a function of its temperature.
[1850-55; named after J. P. JOULE]

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Joule's law «jowlz, joolz»,
Physics. a law formulated by James P. Joule, giving the rate at which heat is generated when a current passes through a conductor.

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Physics a law stating that the heat produced by an electric current i flowing through a resistance R for a time t is proportional to i2Rt

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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