mechanical equivalent of heat


: the value of a unit quantity of heat in terms of mechanical work units with its most probable value in cgs measure being 4.1855 × 107 ergs per calorie
symbol J

called also Joule's equivalent

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mechanical equivalent of heat

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“Mechanical equivalent of heat.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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