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# What is Joule?

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## Definition: It is equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through one meter. Named in honor of the English physicist James Prescott Joule. Joule (J) is the unit of energy.Joule is named after the English, mathematician, as well as physicist James Prescott Joule.The SI units of the Joule are $\mathrm{kilogram}{\mathrm{meter}}^{2}{\mathrm{second}}^{-2}$ or $\mathrm{kg}.{\mathrm{m}}^{2}.{\mathrm{s}}^{-2}$.

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