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A Joule is a derived unit of energy.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Energy is measured in Joules.

A joule is equal to the work done by a one-newton force.

  • one newton force is the force required to accelerate an object with a mass of 1 Kilogram over a 1 meter distance, over a period of 1 second per second: this is broadly equivalent to the impact of a punch.

A joule is equal to the work done by a current of one amp flowing at a potential of one volt.

  • One joule is one watt per second, or about 0.24 calories, or 0.7377 foot-pounds.

A galley toaster oven, browning a slice of bread to perfection over a period of around 1 minute, uses in the region of 70,000 joules of energy.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The joule was first defined as a unit of energy on Terra prior to the foundation of the Terran Confederation. Technologists found the joule useful as the concept of the Technology Level and standardized ideas about sophont society development began to take form.[1]

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  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak