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  • James Prescott Joule

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    James Prescott Joule JAMES PRESCOTT JOULE was born at Salford, near Manchester, England, on December 24, 1818. He was the second of five children born to a wealthy brewery owner. James was educated at home until he was 15. He then went to work in the family brewery However, he and his older brother continued their education part-time with private tutors in Manchester. From 1834 until 1837, they were taught chemistry, physics, the scientific method, and mathematics by the famous English

  • James Prescott Joule

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    - James Prescott Joule - - Born: 1818 Died 1889 - Joule's career in the sciences began quite early in his life. As early as 16, Prescott was under the tutelage of James Dalton. His experiments soon followed in a laboratory he built in his family's basement. By this time, many scientists had begun hypothesizing on the interrelationships between heat, electricity, and magnetism - and by the 1840's Joule had formulated not only the well known "Joule's Law" but also a principle for conservation of

  • James Prescott Joule

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    James Prescott Joule was born December 24, in 1818. James Joule was born into the wealthy brewing family of Benjamin and Alice Joule. In 1847 James Joule married Amelia Grimes, a daughter of the Liverpool Comptroller of Customs. James Joule and Amelia had three children: Benjamin Arthur (born 1849), Alice Amelia (born 1852) and a son who died in 1854 along with his wife during child birth. In 1843 James Joule read his paper to the British Association, entitled "On the Calorific Effects

  • Investigating the Energy Content of Different Foods

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    at an even temperature. Prediction/Hypothesis: I think that the Brazil nut will contain the most energy. I did some energy amounts each food has, the results are as below; Brazil Nut: 265000 joules per gram Peanut: 24600 joules per gram Bread: 24600 joules per gram Pasta: 2500 joules per gram Although both types of nut contain high levels of energy, they might contain less of other substances, like protein, for example. Which Bread and Pasta can provide more of. Diagram:

  • Essay On Work And Work

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    (Holt 73). Energy is transferred or transformed whenever work is done. Work requires an object to experience a change in position or motion but energy can be present even when nothing appears to be happening. Both work and energy are measured in Joules. Work In order for work to be done force has to cause a change in the position or motion of the object in the direction from which the force comes from. Meaning, the object that the force is applied to has to move in order for it to be considered

  • The Demand for Electricity in South Africa

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    Introduction This report is based on the investigation and research on reducing electricity consumption of certain appliances and to improve energy usage at home. The demand for electricity in South Africa is increasing and it is exceeding electricity supply, research has shown that households contribute 15% to the countries total electricity consumption [1]. Efficient energy usage is very critical; electricity can be used very inefficiently in households during peak load times. In order to tackle

  • What I’ve learned in EGEE

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    temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit (Kraushaar and Ristinen 13-14) and the Calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius (1/11/02). A joule is the energy unit for the metric system, and 1055 joules = one btu = 0.252 Calories (1/11/02). Also, we learned that one gallon of gasoline is equal to 124,000 btus, one pound of coal is equal to 13,000 btus, and one cubic foot of natural gas is equal to 1,000 btus (1/11/02)

  • The Energy Content of Foods

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    Energy content is an important property of food. The energy your body needs for running, talking, and thinking comes from the food you eat. For this project I conducted an experiment on different kinds of nuts in which I aimed to determine how much energy were stored in these nuts. The experiment was executed by burning these nuts to heat up a container of water and calculating the change in temperature that takes place. Using the change in temperature, one could calculate the amount of energy set

  • Smart Cars Essay

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    Capturing Pressure for a Greener Future At this very moment, the amount of cars driving on roads or highways would seem to be an uncountable number. In reality, according to Statistic Brain, the number of cars being manufactured in the world exceeds 48,039,060. This number is not counting commercial vehicles, and due to the high demand for commercial vehicles for today’s businesses, the number can be assumed to be much higher. The typical car will release an exorbitant amount of CO2, which to certain

  • Hong Kong's Problem of Air Pollution and Energy Use

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    Executive Summary Load Signature by instantaneous power waveform (IPW) is decomposition of appliance distinctly operates or a load device base on instantaneous power waveform (IPW). In this project, I will try to design a program using software Matlab / Simulink or labview for instantaneous power waveform. It is convenient to convert the raw data collected form power meter to IPW for analysis. This technique can use on power monitoring, power quality and equipment health monitoring and energy saving