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 n. Plural form of joule.
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The base unit conversion can be remembered using the equation E = mcÂ², where E is in joules, m is in kilograms, and c is the speed of light. and
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First a peer credit goes to maggot432, for providing the word joules, which I really should have known.

So when you do all the math, you end up with about 1.755 * 1018 joules, which is an impressively large number.

My defibrillator is set for 320 joules, which is much higher than what is necessary for the average sufferer of chronic arrhythmias.

The relevant quantity is the “net heat flow”, we are introduced to a mysterious new substance, measured in joules, that is not energy.

The results are expressed in international joules, that is, in terms of the international ohm and 1.43400 for the E.M.F. of the Clark cell at 15° C., and assuming that the mean calorie is equivalent to 4.1877 international joules, [12] the formula reads
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The result for the total energy of the storm is in units of energy called joules (if you fell asleep, this is the answer).

In sum, the more "joules" a surge protector has, the better (and longer) it's likely to work.

I was trying to (as it turns out poorly) explain that a shock with X joules of energy gets dissipated very quickly as the area affected increases.
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The energy that was released from the bomb on Hiroshima was equal to 13 kilotons of TNT, that is: 13 × 4 × 1012 = 5 × 1013 joules. 1 kiloton is a thousand tons, is 106 kilograms.
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