|Standard:||SI derived unit|
|Named after:||James Prescott Joule|
|Expressed in:||1 J =|
|SI base units||1 kg·m2/s2|
|CGS units||×107 1erg|
|kilowatt hours||×10−7 kW⋅h 2.78|
|kilocalories||×10−4 kcal 2.39|
|BTUs||×10−4 BTU 9.48|
A joule (// or sometimes //) is a unit in the SI system. That means that scientists use it. It measures energy; usually in scientific or electrical appliances . It is named after James Prescott Joule.
It is also the work done passing one amp through a resistance of one ohm for one second.