III. On the mechanical equivalent of heat

  title={III. On the mechanical equivalent of heat},
  author={James Prescott Joule},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={61 - 82}
  • J. P. Joule
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
“Heat is a very brisk agitation of the insensible parts of the object, which produces in us that sensation from whence we denominate the object hot; so what in our sensation is heat, in the object is nothing but motion.”—Locke. “The force of a moving body is proportional to the square of its velocity, or to the height to which it would rise against gravity.”— Leibnitz. 

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