 # Joules Energy Conversion

## Joule

Here you can convert energy units Joule value into any other energy units.

A joule is a unit of energy in the International System of Units (SI) and named after the British physicist James Prescott Joule.

The symbol for joule is J.

A joule is equal to the work done when a current of 1 ampere is passed through a resistance of 1 ohm for 1 second.

Q = I2× R × t

• Q = the amount of heat – the Joules (J)
• I = current intensity
• R = electrical resistance (Ω)
• t = time in which the current flows expressed in seconds

### Joule And Force

A joule definiton says that it is an energy trasferred to an object when we work with a force of 1 Newton on that object in the direction of its motion for 1m of distance.

This would give us a formula:

W = F x d

• W – Energy (J)
• F = force (N)
• d = distance (m)

## Joule Conversion

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## Energy Units Summary

The table shows you a summary of energy units and their system of units.

###### Unit
kilojoules
megajoules
gigajoules
terajoules
British Thermal Unit
J
kJ
MJ
GJ
TJ
BTU or Btu
###### Description
base unit
1,000 J = 1 kJ
1,000,000 J = 1 MJ
1,000,000,000 J = 1 GJ
1,000,000,000,000 J = 1 TJ
1 BTU = 1,055 J