James Prescott Joule and the Unit of Energy


PROF. ALLEN'S inquiries (NATURE, September 25, p. 354) confirm the conclusion reached by the late Prof. Lloyd James and reported in the Radio Times in February 1933. He found that twelve near relatives and friends of the man himself pronounced ‘Joule’ to rhyme with cool, six more distant relatives and friends rhymed it with coal and nine other friends… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/152479c0


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