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James Prescott Joule
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Born: December 24, 1818

Died: October 11, 1889 (aged 70)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Physicist

Bio: James Prescott Joule FRS was an English physicist and brewer, born in Salford, Lancashire. Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work. This led to the theory of conservation of energy, which led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after him.

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