James watt

[wot] /wɒt/

James, 1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor.
the derived SI unit of power, equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a potential difference of 1 volt. 1 watt is equivalent to 1.341 × 10–3 horsepower W
James. 1736–1819, Scottish engineer and inventor. His fundamental improvements to the steam engine led to the widespread use of steam power in industry

unit of electrical power, 1882, in honor of James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor.

watt (wŏt)
Abbr. W
A unit of power in the International System of Units equal to one joule per second.
Watt, James 1736-1819.
British engineer and inventor who patented a much improved version of the steam engine (1769) and devised the unit of horsepower. The watt unit of power is named for him.
The SI derived unit used to measure power, equal to one joule per second. In electricity, a watt is equal to current (in amperes) multiplied by voltage (in volts).

The basic unit of power, named after the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor James Watt.


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